How to Handle Junk Mails? 如何處理垃圾郵件？
It is not uncommon to receiving unsolicited emails. These unsolicited mass mails are referred to as junk mails, or "spam" mails.
How do spammers get my address?
Since email addresses are so essential for communications today, they unavoidably have to appear in name cards, web sites and in many ways which facilitate communications. Professional email spammers can collect the email addresses from various sources. The more Internet activity you participate in, the more likely you'll end up in a spam list.
What should I do if I receive "spam"?
Delete the message.
DO NOT REPLY to the spam message. Almost all spammers use fake addresses and your "REPLY" action might cause another flooding of junk mails to all original addressees.
DO NOT respond to "subscription". This often serves as a confirmation that your account is active and being read. For advertising purposes, this makes your address more valuable.
If you are receiving a lot of offensive junk mails, you can set up Outlook filter rules to automatically remove these junk mails.
If you know the ISP of the junk mail sender, you can send an e-mail to complain to the ISP (but not to the sender). ISPs could take actions to alleviate the situation.
It is strongly recommended that you use the official email account only for official purpose. For personal and commercial purpose, you are encouraged to use your personal email addresses from ISPs or from free email service providers (like Yahoo and Hotmail). Personal and commercial activities on Internet have a much higher chance to receive junk mails.
• Don’t follow any URL links from non verified sources or e mails • Don’t open attachments from unknown e mails • Don’t store sensitive information such as ID card number, credit card details or passwords in your computer / mobile • Don’t get angered nor panic
• Lock up your computers and mobile phones • Change your passwords regularly • Keep your anti malware turned on • Keep your computer patched • Back up your data frequently • Stay legal and ethical