3 Great Tips on How To Avoid Unwanted Emails

A neighbour of mine once showed me a message he received on his facebook inbox from an unknown foreign lady telling him that she needed his help.
He(my neighbour) asked her what she needed his help with and the next message he received was a short description of herself and that she wanted this my friend to send her his personal details in order to claim an huge sum of money.
It was that stage that this neighbour of mine came to show me the message in which i told him its a scam message. Come to think of it, someone you didn't knew before and he/she just bursted into your inbox telling you how to make fortune in less than 24hrs! Thats absurd.
Since that moment, i've decided to published a post on how to avoid them.

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Having earlier posted about the bait they used mostly which is money, am going to jump to the next option which is:

How Do They Knew Of Your Email?


The 'bad guys' sometimes do use the "guess method" to send unwanted message to people but research shows they mostly get emails address online like a forum, website, e.t.c

How Can Unwanted Messages Be Avoided?


Below are 3 Great Proven Tips to Avoid Receiving unwanted messages in your Email, they are:
#3 - Use Your Personal Email Privately: If you're the type that do post your email online without caution, you are likely to receive an unwanted message. So always be careful when sharing your email publicily as this will reduce the chance of making your email known by the 'bad guy'.
#2 - Do Not Reply To Unwanted Messages: Even if you didn't post your email online, there are possible chance you could receive these ugly messages. This can happen when they use the "guess method" which might coincidental with your email. The best thing todo is not to reply, just delete the message to as replying them even with the "slightest word" might want them to keep blowing you with more messages.

#1 - Take Note of Websites You Subscribed To: Did you know some websites don't follow what they say. Imagine a website about "cooking" and after you subscribed, you're receving emails related to "something else"Its best you have a seperate functioning email for subscribing to blogs, websites, newsletter and so. If you're putting all eggs in one basket(your personal email), your email might be bombarded with irrelevant messages.


With the above great tips, your email have a greater chance of being safe, secure and free:)
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  1. I ve taken measures to keep my primary email secret. Not just because of scammers but hackers.

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  2. Exactly @Mazino. Primary email are advised to be used personally and not to be posted publicily.

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  3. These tips are very good. One needs to be extra careful to avoid be scammed and hackers by wolves in sheep clothing. Thanks for writing.

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