Get your Spam mail under control

Email spam is at its highest level in two years

Symantec recently published a report indicating a two year peak in Spam mail for July 2017. The report also estimated that one in every 131 emails is infected with malware. As cyber crime continues to rise, users need to start taking a precautionary approach to their online activity.

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Unless you do not use email, it is more than likely you have encountered spam mail. Most spam is sent for advertisement purposes, usually sent in bulk and from an unknown sender.

In basic terms, spam can be considered as unauthorized/unsolicited email.

The big problem with spam mail is that many are sent with malicious intent, laden with infected files and links to phishing sites. An accidental click on one of these links can be costly, especially so, if your business is affected. (See more on phishing and online fraud)

If you are being inundated with spam emails you have a few options

  1. Change email service provider as some providers have more sophisticated filtering tools than others, examples include g-mail and outlook
  2. Avoid giving your email out unnecessarily and beware of accepting marketing subscriptions
  3. Recognition and Avoidance of potentially harmful attachments and sites the email links to
  4. Instead of just deleting spam mail, block and report any suspicious mail that arrives to your inbox

For tips on how to recognize spam see this article

While these steps are easy to practice on an individual level, it becomes trickier in a business setting as it can be difficult to control user error for several employees

The following are more efficient and secure methods to eliminate spam from the workplace

If you are concerned about spam mail or other security issues relating to your business

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