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    SPAM

    How They Attack

    SPAM Email Spam is the electronic version of junk mail. It involves sending unwanted messages, often unsolicited advertising, to a large number of recipients. Spam is a serious security concern as it can be used to deliver Trojan horses, viruses, worms, spyware, and targeted phishing attacks.

    How Do You Know

    • Messages that do not include your email address in the TO: or CC: fields are common forms of Spam
    • Some Spam can contain offensive language or links to Web sites with inappropriate content

    What To Do

    • Install Spam filtering/blocking software
    • If you suspect an email is Spam, do not respond, just delete it
    • Consider disabling the email’s preview pane and reading emails in plain text
    • Reject all Instant Messages from persons who are not on your Buddy list
    • Do not click on URL links within IM unless from a known source and expected
    • Keep software and security patches up to date

     

     

    shinevur

     

    shinevur@yahoo.com

     

    Friday, February 15, 2008 6:00 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    In layman terms, if any unwanted emails with words (eg. viagra, ____, sale, discount etc) is going out of your server to internet then it is consider as SPAM by other domain.

     


    MicroSoft Exchange Admin. & Connector EXCHANGE2010, MCSE, MCTS, MCSA MESSAGING, CCNA & GNIIT
    Saturday, April 24, 2010 1:16 PM
  • SPAM is unsolicited commercial email. Spam can be as benign as email advertisements for supplements, or as a way to trick people into clicking on links that install spy ware, key loggers and other malicious programs onto computers.
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 6:50 AM
  • How They Attack?
    Email Spam is the electronic version of junk mail. It involves sending unwanted messages, often unsolicited advertising, to a large number of recipients. Spam is a serious security concern as it can be used to deliver Trojan horses, viruses, worms, spyware, and targeted phishing attacks.

    How Do You Know?
    Messages that do not include your email address in the TO: or CC: fields are common forms of Spam
    Some Spam can contain offensive language or links to Web sites with inappropriate content.

    What To Do?
    Install Spam filtering/blocking software
    If you suspect an email is Spam, do not respond, just delete it
    Consider disabling the email’s preview pane and reading emails in plain text
    Reject all Instant Messages from persons who are not on your Buddy list
    Do not click on URL links within IM unless from a known source and expected
    Keep software and security patches up to date

    Cut Down on Spam Now
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    Monday, May 3, 2010 7:32 AM