If you log into your email account right now, there is a very good chance that you’ll find your junk mail folder hard at work. Email spam is ubiquitous, so much so that many people accept it as being an inherent part of the online experience.
Don’t settle for spam – it could cost you more than you know. Though it is often dismissed as a minor nuisance, email spam often contains dangerous viruses, malware, and phishing threats. A single misclick when reading these emails can compromise your entire business network, leaving sensitive client information unprotected, and exposing your company to serious liability issues.
Spam Fighting Strategies From Nanotek’s Consulting Experts
Though we are known primarily for our IT consulting, systems integration, and infrastructure management services, we take the fight against spam seriously! We innovated our NanoSecureMail service to give business owners an effective solution for securing sensitive email content. Using built-in data expiry timers and an SSL-protected web store, we’re able to protect your information from prying eyes.
To supplement this service, we have also compiled eight safe-surfing tips you can use to minimize your exposure to potentially dangerous spam:
- Invest in NanoSpam technology. This is one of the most important things you can do to protect your business network and hardware from email threats. NanoSpam is anti-spam email software designed for businesses of any size, allowing administrators to block spam, scan inbound and outbound mail, and set global quarantine policies. NanoSpam has extensive end-user controls, all of which can be explained by our IT and network support experts. You can learn more about this service, or request a free quote here.
- Know that spammers typically need your email address before they can start bombarding you with too-good-to-be-true offers and questionable links. Keep your work email to yourself. Share it only with your coworkers and clients. If you must register online accounts, create a spare email to corral all unwanted messages.
- When posting on web forums, do not make your email address visible. Many people include their email address in their forum post signature as a means of “networking,” but this practice is an unsafe as it is ineffective!
- Spammers love “guest books.” Avoid these when possible. If you are really compelled to leave a message, use a disposable alternate address.
- Never click on links in a spam email. Even those with no viruses attached should be avoided, as a click-through tells the sender that your email is a valid target. This includes “unsubscribe” links contained within the email; in the words of Admiral Ackbar: “It’s a trap!”
- Always read the privacy terms on sites before registering. Look for mentions of your email address being shared with third-party websites. This is very common, and may be difficult to avoid, but you can minimize your risk by working only with reputable web companies.
- If you use IRC or any other chat rooms, make sure that your email address isn’t visible to other users. This is the default setting for many IRC clients – you’ll need to change it manually.
- If you have a website, refrain from making your personal email public. Spammers often scan websites to harvest this kind of contact information.
Complying with these safe-browsing tips, and installing our secure NanoSpam software, should be more than enough to handle even the worst of email spamming threats. To learn more about the scaleable network security solutions we offer, or to request a free quote, call 1-888-913-6266 toll free.