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How about an Email Service with Today's SPAM?
Do you know how to recognize a SPAM email?
If not, we all need to be trained in what is and is not a non-suspicious package - thus the title for this hub - my suggestion to email providers could you provide examples of spam email as part of the email service and, for that matter, even virus email examples?
I suspect that the SPAM button in my email service is there as part of a wider early warning or alert system so if enough people deem an email spam it will be blocked.
Getting back to the title - a list of the TOP spam emails for the day would be good - a bit like a spam chart which could even incorporate the number of 'dislikes' and any virus emails past or present having malicious attachements could also become part of the daily digest or lesson on what is a BAD email.
We all need this training! - a training module in fact would be especially useful for those still in their infancy with email but of course all of us have still got things to learn and for sure there are still tricks out there we haven't yet witnessed.
Not all but a great number of bad emails purport to come from larger companies.
For example - I got an email just recently asking me to verify some telecommunications account details and it amazed me how plausible and seemingly benign the email actually sounded!
If you think about it - there are only a handful of large phone companies and if a spam mail comes through presenting itself as from yours there is always the chance you would take it as legit.
Especially if spelling and grammar is good - many spam emails are dodgy in this regard.
Email display names can be different to the actually email sender address - for example - the inbox may say the email comes from Coca Cola but when you check the actual sender it says something like firstname.lastname@example.org
That's not always a bad thing - that's were the complexity lies - if the display is John Smith and the email is email@example.com - that could be quite a legit
My email service allows me to hover over a display address and see what the actual sending address is.
Personally, I would like to see both display and sender addresses by default - that way you could see any correllation or lack thereof in an instant.