Cybersecurity

Published on August 16th, 2019 | by Sunit Nandi

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How to Protect Your Site and Your Email from Spam?

Today, each of us has an e-mail, social networks, and even own websites or blogs. Everyone has encountered such a problem as spam messages at least once in a lifetime. It annoys, distracts, and takes away your precious time. Your mailbox looks like a mess due to a number of spam letters, mixing with messages that are important to you. The worst thing is that junk letters can also serve to steal personal data. Besides, they can completely hit the site traffic and influence its effectiveness. You do not want to miss an important message, or to find out your PC infected with a virus, do you? Here are some solutions to help you avoid spam attacks.

1. The website spam protection

There are different ways to prevent the registering of spam bots on your website, and different site owners resort to various measures. Someone may put additional false fields in the subscription form, which ordinary users do not see. The bot fills them in and thus immediately gets into the blacklist.

The solution is to the use “captcha” – checks on robots, but this is quite annoying for users. Someone hires real people who are specifically involved in moderating all comments and manually removing spam. However, isn`t it better just to install anti-spam website plugins, which are the most effective protection against spam on websites?

For example, proceed to https://cleantalk.org/, and an anti-spam plugin will quickly identify and block spammers, in addition to any “captcha” checks, questions/answers, and other protection means. Invisible protection from junk messages and undesirable activity positively affects the loyalty of the audience of the site. Such plugins are flexible, easy to configure and protect all the elements of the site:

  • contacts;
  • comments;
  • reviews;
  • feedbacks;
  • orders;
  • registrations, etc.

2. The email spam protection

There are several ways to do this:

1. To set up spam filters

Each email has built-in mechanisms, which prevent reaching of spam messages to your inbox. However, these mechanisms require personal configuration for better performance. Spam filters do this job for you. To add the address from which spam came to the filter, you can select the email address from which you received the spam message and blacklist it, or mark the message as spam. Thus, you will no longer receive messages from this email address.

2. To create a second email

Give your main email address only to people you trust. You can also get a second address for booking hotels or online shopping. Never leave your primary address on the Internet, or in profiles when creating an account. Use your main email address for official purposes only.

3. To install third-party programs

Today, there are applications for any occasion, including anti-spam apps. Most programs implement an effective filtering system after you give them access to mail. Programs do not change your settings and can report on the unscrupulous activity of the Internet provider.

Do you have any questions? Reach us in comments.

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