Anti Spam – Serving or intended to eliminate or reduce spam
Have an issue with Spam in your small business? Too many time consuming emails wasting your staffs time?
Email is the notorious time waster of the corporate world. Even though it’s an indispensable communication tool for any professional, the sheer number of emails sent and received per day – an average of 124 per employee according to Radicati’s 2015-2019 Email Statistics Report – can easily result in the bulk of your day being spent digging through your mailbox. That’s no exaggeration: the latest statistics indicate that workers spend as much as 61% of their day checking emails.
“Email clutter is one of the biggest causes of inefficiency in the workplace”
Cultural changes can take the sting out of this to a certain extent – encouraging staff to send emails only when there’s no other option or forbidding after-work mail, for example, are partially effective – but a more pragmatic solution is necessary to make an appreciable dent in the number of hours wasted on email and sifting through spam.
“Solving the problem of mailbox overcrowding: why prevention is better than a cure”
The most effective solution to mailbox overcrowding is to simply prevent non-urgent mail from reaching your inbox in the first place. With a sophisticated spam filter, it’s possible to block the vast majority of unwanted mails so that members of your team don’t need to wade through multiple emails just to get to the one email they’re looking for. There are other equally valuable benefits too – spam mail can contain malware or ransomware that compromises your security and puts you at risk of data theft, or worse. Large quantities of spam can also use up bandwidth and degrade your network’s performance, causing more productivity bottlenecks and reducing the overall efficiency of your team.
How do you stop spam emails for free?
5 ways to stop spam from invading your email;
1.Train your Filter:
When you find spam in your inbox, don’t just delete it. Select it, and tell your mail client that this particular message is spam. How you do this depends on your client.
2. Never Respond to Spam:
If you recognize something as spam before you open it, don’t open it. If you open it and then realize it’s spam, close it. Do not click a link or a button, or download a file, from a message that you even remotely suspect is spam.
If you opened a spam because it appeared to be coming from a friend or co-worker, contact them immediately and let them know that their account has been compromised.
3. Hide your email address:
The more people who have your email address, the more spam you’re going to get. So keep your address close to your chest.
Don’t publish it on the web unless you absolutely have to. (I have to, and it’s not fun.) And if you have to, use a different address for that purpose.
4. Use a third-party anti-spam filter:
Most of the major security suites come with an anti-spam filter that can augment the one on your client—but only if that client is local. In other words, they can work with Office’s Outlook program, but not with Outlook.com.
5. Change your email address:
This is a very drastic option, but if you’ve responded to spam in the past or haven’t hidden your address, and are therefore overloaded with spam, it may be your best option.
Of course you’ll have to inform your legitimate contacts about the change, and you’ll probably have to keep both addresses for a few months. But once you can get rid of the old address, your spam count should plummet.
How do spammers get your email address?
There are several common ways that spammers can get your email address: Crawling the web for the @ sign. Spammers and cybercriminals use sophisticated tools to scan the web and harvest email addresses. If you publicly post your email address online, a spammer will find it.
How do I get rid of Spam messages?
To delete all messages in the Spam label in Gmail:
- Select the Spam label in the left panel.
- Select Delete all spam messages now.
- Select OK under Confirm deleting messages.
Does changing your password stop spam?
Changing your password has no effect on the amount of spam you receive. All that matters is how many times your e-mail address has been harvested and how many spam lists the address is on. If all the spam is being filtered into the Spam label, then the system is working as designed.
What is Anti Spam Software?
Anti-spam refers to the use of any software, hardware or process to block spam from entering a system. The anti-spam software uses a set of protocols to determine unsolicited and unwanted messages and prevent those messages from getting to a user’s inbox.
Is Spam harmful to your computer?
It’s a malware carrier—Some spam carries email attachments that if opened can infect your computer with viruses or spyware.
Why is Spam Dangerous?
Most spam is irritating and time-consuming, but some spam is positively dangerous to handle. Usually email scams are trying to get you to give up your bank details so that the fraudsters can either withdraw money, or steal your identity. Such messages include phishing scams and advanced fee fraud.