7 Ways to Tell if an Email is Spam (Unsolicited Email)

7 Ways to Tell if an Email is Spam (Unsolicited Email)

Email spam, it seems like this has been in existence for as long as the internet.  Usually spam is easy to pick out and ignore but spammers have gotten much better about disguising their emails.  Some spam emails can get past the filters. With the amount of emails we receive on a daily basis, including business and personal messages, newsletters, and others, it is very important to be able to recognize spam email. What is Email Spam Generally speaking, spam emails have the following characteristics: Sender Anonymity: The sender of spam emails is always anonymous and many senders use international IP addresses to further shield their identity and circumvent U.S. law. Mass Mailing: Spam emails are sent to many people at once, not just your email address. Unsolicited: The recipients never request spam email and there is no way to “opt out” or avoid future spam emails. Sometimes spam emails are sent with malicious intent, asking for sensitive information. Spam Email Example: How to Tell if an Email is Spam or Unsolicited Commercial Email Not all spam ends up in the spam folder. Therefore, it is important to know how to tell if an email in your inbox is spam mail.  The following are 7 effective ways to recognize a spam email: Look at who the email is addressed to: If the email is not addressed specifically to your email address, that means it was sent to many other people. Check the “from” email address: If the email was sent by a legitimate company or institution, the “from” email address usually contains the domain name of their main website....