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Spam

Spam email is the electronic equivalent of junk mail. The term refers to unsolicited, and often unwanted material which is at best, annoying and at worst, malicious – causing considerable harm to your computer and yourself.

How to spot Spam


Spam emails may feature some of the following warning signs:

  • You don’t know the sender.
  • Contains misspellings designed to fool spam filters.
  • Makes an offer that seems too good to be true.
  • The subject line and contents do not match.
  • Contains an urgent offer end date (for example “Buy now and get 50% off”).
  • Contains a request to forward an email to multiple people, and may offer money for doing so.
  • Contains a virus warning.
  • Contains attachments, which could include .exe files.