Spam

  • 117,000 e-mails are sent to CSS each day.
  • Of these only about 23,000 are passed through to inboxes.
  • Some of these end up in the Barracuda quarantine e-mail that you receive.
  • Only about 20% of all e-mail sent is NOT spam.

spam example

Spam is the electronic equivalent of junk mail that arrives in your inbox. Spam is more than just annoying, however, it can be dangerous - especially if it's part of a phishing scam. 

Spammers and cybercriminals send out mass quantities of spam emails, and their purposes are:

How to protect yourself against spam email

Here are ways to reduce spam - from Kaspersky Lab's team of Internet security experts:

  • Set up multiple email addresses
    It's a good idea to have at least two email addresses: private email address - only be used for personal correspondence, and public email address - for public register or to subscribe to mailing lists.
  • Never respond to any spam
    Spammers and cybercriminals make money from the recipients that actually respond to the spam, even at small percentage. Your email address get verified, then spammers are likely to send you more spam, phishing emails, or worse, steal your identity. 
  • Think before you click ‘unsubscribe'
    You believe that after you unsubscribe, you will no longer get spam email. But what if the 'ubsubscribe' link is fake? Spammers send fake unsubscribe letters, in an attempt to collect active email addresses. So 'unsubscribe' is actually another way to respond to the spam, which could lead you to danger. So do not click on 'unsubscribe' links in emails that come from unknown sources.
  • Keep your browser updated
    Make sure that you use the latest version of your web browser and that all of the latest Internet security patches have been applied.
  • Use anti-spam filters
    Only open email accounts with providers that include spam filtering. Choose an antivirus and Internet security solution that also includes advanced anti-spam features.

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