Email SPAM, or junk email, is the distribution of unsolicited and often deceptive or malicious messages to a large audience, aiming to promote products, trick recipients into sharing personal information, or spread malware, causing annoyance and potential harm to recipients and businesses.
Email spam, also known as junk email, refers to unsolicited and unwanted messages that are sent in bulk to a large number of recipients. These messages are typically commercial in nature and driven by a financial motive. Spammers use various techniques to deceive recipients, promote questionable goods, make false claims, and attempt to trick victims into downloading malware, sharing personal data, or sending money.
While spam is unsolicited and often commercial in nature, phishing refers to fraudulent attempts to obtain sensitive information by posing as a trustworthy entity in electronic communication. Phishing emails usually imitate legitimate organizations and trick recipients into providing personal information such as login credentials or credit card details. Phishing emails are more sophisticated, targeted, and aim to deceive users into divulging sensitive data.
To combat spam, users can take the following measures:
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