What Is Email Spam?

Spamming is the annoying and dangerous act of sending unsolicited bulk emails or other types of messages over the Internet. Spam is often used to spread malware and phishing and can come your way in the form of emails, social media, instant messages, comments, etc. In this article, we are going to focus on email spam.

What Is Email Spam?

Junk email or unsolicited bulk emails sent to a large list of email users through the email system are referred to as email spam. Typically, they are misleading ads that promote low-quality services and, in some instances, include images with content that is inappropriate for children. Whether commercial or not, many of them are really dangerous since they may contain links that appear to be legitimate and recognizable, but they lead to phishing websites that host malware or include malware in the form of file attachments.

Typically, spammers obtain recipients’ email addresses from publicly available sources and use them to advertise and promote their businesses; they may also use them to collect sensitive information from the victim’s machine. These collected email addresses are sometimes also sold to other spammers.

These days, spam emails are the most common method of online

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