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Spam is More Than Unsolicited Mail Messages

Spam is More Than Unsolicited Mail Messages Posted on September 23, 2017Leave a comment

Hackers use malware, scare ware, and viruses to steal information from computers up to and including every keystroke. Spam may include malware, scareware, and virus programs. Often it takes a download to activate them.

A spam link is common. It is more than unsolicited mail messages. Text message advertising is included.

There are a lot of things to consider. We give associates varying levels of attention. Drawing the line between too much and too little interaction is difficult. Sometimes it is easier than others to spot a scam.

What’s Spam

Unsolicited messages. Contacts lose contact when they get spammed. It is being scammed. Unsolicited messages are asking for money since time is money and it takes time to read them.

Contact and communication has to be acceptable. We are free to consume information that we want. Advertising that we do not consent to imposes on us without good reason.

Permission is acceptance. It is unclear to some what type of communication is acceptable. Advertisement must be welcomed for acceptance. Asking permission is the best way to gain it.

Spam Definition

Spam is an unsolicited message. A solicitation is a request. An unsolicited message is received without request.

Unapproved messages interfere with approved messages. They can be delivered to the same address.

Receiving unwanted communication may have many unforeseen consequences. It can be annoying, data destroying, and or a waste of time.

Protection From A Spammer

Granting permission is to be expected based on certain activities. Unexpected communication should be verified before opening because of the many hoaxes and hacks.

Get approval before sending and ignore unsolicited messages because it is a costly security risk. It is proper netiquette.

We use multiple emails and aliases to organize and protect our data. For example, personal interest newsletters are not appropriate for delivery to a professional email address.


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