There are 2 general types of unsolicited emails – Unsolicited Bulk Emails (UBE) or Unsolicited Commercial Emails (UCE), both a form of SPAM messages, sent to multiple recipients, without their consent. Such emails are sent from companies of which you are not a customer and most often have a marketing purpose. However, a huge part of these messages contain malware or links to phishing websites.
There are several ways to prevent or at least reduce the number of unsolicited emails being sent your way:
- Most of the emails have an “unsubscibe” link, which you can follow to confirm you no longer wish to receive those messages.
- Never reply if you have any doubt that the email is legitimate – for instance if it is from a Nigerian royalty, who wants to verify your credit card details in order to give you free access to multiple adult websites 🙂
- If the email is from an unfamiliar address, do not follow any links or enter any information. Flag such messages as SPAM – each email client has this option – and delete them.
- Do not register to suspicious websites, as this way you provide your email for them to include you to their UBE lists.
- Add Domain ID Privacy, to avoid your email being displayed online and thus exploited for spamming purposes.
SPAM is the one of the most popular and stubborn problems of web users. Advanced anti-SPAM technologies are being developed every day, however coping with the issue is a slow and hard process.
WebHostFace is prepared to be your trusted partner in a war against SPAM and you can always count on us on improving the security of the hosting service you receive. Further more, you can always contact us 24/7 if you have any suspicions of unsolicited emails going in and out of your account.