Wondering if that email in your inbox is spam or not? You’re not alone! A recent blog post takes a deep dive into the question of how to identify spam emails. The post highlights that spam emails are often disguised to look like legitimate messages and can contain malicious links or attachments. However, there are certain telltale signs that can help distinguish spam emails, such as generic greetings, suspicious sender names or email addresses, and the use of urgent language. The post also emphasizes the importance of using a reputable email service provider and keeping your email security software updated to help reduce the risk of falling for a spam trap. So next time you’re second-guessing an email, give it the once-over and make sure it’s not trying to pull a fast one on you!
Excerpt from the main article:
The other day, I talked about the spam seemingly sent by a local aldermanic campaign here in Chicago. When I talked about this spam on Facebook, one of the folks pushing back attempted to lead me down an existential rabbit hole based on the theory that we just can’t know whether or not a given email message is spam. That it is literally impossible to know with absolute certainty whether or not a single email message is unsolicited. Which is yet another one of those (possibly) correct but (definitely) not very useful kind of responses. Let’s break it down.First, let’s get this out of the way. Yes, it’s absolutely true that there is no “this message is unsolicited” flag or email header in an email message, allowing anyone, at a glance, to immediately know, whether or not a given email message is spam or not.The recipient has a pretty good
How do you know it’s spam? We just can’t know! was originally published on Spam Resource: All Things Deliverability