Its undisputable that emails provides an inexpensive and easy way to keep in contact with major correspondences. However, it is also undisputable that emails come with some less irritating elements, one of them being spam email. Generally, most of us get spams, others a little and some a lot. A survey on internet users suggests that an average receives at least 100 unsolicited or irrelevant emails on a day. Without a doubt spams are annoying but also harmless. On the contrary, phishing emails are quite different and somehow dangerous. So why should you be the one receiving spam emails? Perhaps you may have keyed in your email address on a blog or media sites. Or, maybe you may have unknowingly entered your email address in signing up for a deal or enter a competition thereby explicitly agreeing to receiving information from such sites. Regardless of these, email spammers are capable of spoofing email addresses. They have been at it for a while. Previously, spammers would at times guess the email addresses or they could get contacts list from infected malware PCS. However, in modern days, spammers are capable of carefully choosing their targets whom they then phish with false messages. Apparently, spamming emails addresses is surprisingly so easy. This partly explains why email spams are such a menace. Altogether, we all receive, being tricked by some is however disconcerting. Therefore, it is only wise that people should look for means to protect themselves from such.
In recent time, most email providers have to some extent resolved the problem of spam emails, at least from their side. A number of email providers provide top notch security. Outlook and Gmail are amongst some emails that have sophisticated and powerful spam filtering soft wares which are capable of detecting spam emails whilst sending them all to one special folder. Ordinarily, most email spam filters are effective enough though the sad truth is that a small number spam messages may altogether find their way in our inboxes. However, most of us know spam emails when we see them. So if you see one you can simply click on the spam option to send it into the spam folder. Nonetheless, at times the only way you can tell that the email is spam is to first open it, that’s super savvy and time consuming especially for those that are busy like myself. So if you are looking into efficient ways to protect your inbox from such messages why don’t you use tools like priority inbox that is capable of prioritizing the inbox? Secondly, if necessary at all costs you should avoid keying your email on the internet. It is worth creating a separate or private email address that can be occasionally used when you need to enter your email address. Another approach that may come in handy in protecting against spams is using tools such as Enigmail, thunderbird, GPG tools and so on. These tools allow you to encrypt email addresses to offer security enhancements that ensure that email is protected. However, such tools require some level of technicality. The above techniques may seem like too much work, at the very least one can simply unsubscribe from emails that pile your inbox. Unsubscribing is the easiest way to reduce the number of spam emails. In sum, there is no way you can avoid the internet, much as there is no way to entirely eliminate email spams. The best option involves a combination of the above efforts, as spammers get more sophisticated so should individuals aiming to get protection from the same.