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SPAM EMAIL
8 Do’s and Don’ts
@sanebox
Spam(noun) spam
Irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the
Internet to a large number of recipients.
Roughly 130 billion spam
emails are sent every day!
statistics
Bonus fact:
The US and China account for about 40% of all s...
That’s a lot of spam!
Spammers have many sneaky ways
of getting your email address…
Anywhere you post your email
address online is fair game.
If a computer is infected,
spammers can access its
address book.
Spammers automate the process by
using robots to crawl webpages.
Take action – the last thing
you want is to compromise
your email account!
Spammers use many other tactics –
These are jus...
Spam is used to get your
and…
Personal Info, Passwords, Financial Data,
Spread viruses
That all sounds terrible right?
Here’s what you can do to fight spam…
+
Do’s…
Use a disposable
email address. #1
Services like Mailinator allow
you to get emails without
exposing your real email address.
Check the privacy policy
when giving your email
to a website.
#2
Make sure the site
is reputable before
signing up for anything.
Watch out for “sign me
up for newsletters”.
Report spam
#3
Most email services have a “report
spam” button right in your inbox.
Google search
#4
You can also do this with “spam” phone calls –
just Google the number that called you.
If you’re suspicious of an email, G...
+
Don’ts…
Don’t post your
email address
online!
#1
Spammers get email
addresses from blogs,
forums, and websites like
craigslist.
Don’t open attachments
if something seems off.
#2
Even if you recognize the
sender, keep any eye out
for anything usual…
Their account may
have been hacked.
Don’t always trust
“trustworthy”emails.
#3
Sometimes spammers “phish”
by copying the email formats
of reputable companies.
Most of these are easy to
spot, but keep a...
Never reply to
spam emails.
#4
Spammers will love you!
This exposes you as a
person who engages
with their email.
Spam filters have gotten much
better over the years, but it’s
still good to know what to look
out for.
Spammers constantly...
If your spam filter isn’t good enough, here are a
few alternatives.
Spamihilator works with any
POP3 or IMAP mail client.
...
SPAMfighter works with Outlook, Outlook Express,
Thunderbird, Windows Mail, and Apple Mail.
Report spam emails at spamcop....
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  1. 1. SPAM EMAIL 8 Do’s and Don’ts @sanebox
  2. 2. Spam(noun) spam Irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients.
  3. 3. Roughly 130 billion spam emails are sent every day! statistics Bonus fact: The US and China account for about 40% of all spam. sources: http://mashable.com/2013/08/09/70-percent-email-is-spam/ http://securelist.com/analysis/monthly-spam-reports/58559/spam-report-february-2014/ http://usa.kaspersky.com/internet-security-center/threats/spam-statistics-report-q2-2013#.U- FlG4BdXOU
  4. 4. That’s a lot of spam!
  5. 5. Spammers have many sneaky ways of getting your email address…
  6. 6. Anywhere you post your email address online is fair game.
  7. 7. If a computer is infected, spammers can access its address book.
  8. 8. Spammers automate the process by using robots to crawl webpages.
  9. 9. Take action – the last thing you want is to compromise your email account! Spammers use many other tactics – These are just a few of the most common.
  10. 10. Spam is used to get your and… Personal Info, Passwords, Financial Data,
  11. 11. Spread viruses
  12. 12. That all sounds terrible right? Here’s what you can do to fight spam…
  13. 13. + Do’s…
  14. 14. Use a disposable email address. #1
  15. 15. Services like Mailinator allow you to get emails without exposing your real email address.
  16. 16. Check the privacy policy when giving your email to a website. #2
  17. 17. Make sure the site is reputable before signing up for anything. Watch out for “sign me up for newsletters”.
  18. 18. Report spam #3
  19. 19. Most email services have a “report spam” button right in your inbox.
  20. 20. Google search #4
  21. 21. You can also do this with “spam” phone calls – just Google the number that called you. If you’re suspicious of an email, Google it. Chances are you aren’t the only one who got it.
  22. 22. + Don’ts…
  23. 23. Don’t post your email address online! #1
  24. 24. Spammers get email addresses from blogs, forums, and websites like craigslist.
  25. 25. Don’t open attachments if something seems off. #2
  26. 26. Even if you recognize the sender, keep any eye out for anything usual… Their account may have been hacked.
  27. 27. Don’t always trust “trustworthy”emails. #3
  28. 28. Sometimes spammers “phish” by copying the email formats of reputable companies. Most of these are easy to spot, but keep an eye out – some of them can be pretty convincing.
  29. 29. Never reply to spam emails. #4
  30. 30. Spammers will love you! This exposes you as a person who engages with their email.
  31. 31. Spam filters have gotten much better over the years, but it’s still good to know what to look out for. Spammers constantly change their tactics to get into your inbox.
  32. 32. If your spam filter isn’t good enough, here are a few alternatives. Spamihilator works with any POP3 or IMAP mail client. MailWasher works with any email service.
  33. 33. SPAMfighter works with Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Windows Mail, and Apple Mail. Report spam emails at spamcop.net.
  34. 34. Presented by For more helpful tips, check out our SlideShare and blog! Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn
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