Spam Today Or Why Antispam Protection Is So Important


In recent years, the solution to the problem of spam is becoming highly important, regardless of what type of Internet user you are. Both ordinary and business users are faced with the problem of excessive spam. Last year, the share of spam in the world’s mail traffic exceeded 55%. According to the general data of the Against Spam association, employees who receive 10-20 business emails per day find more than a hundred spam messages in their mailboxes.


The fight against advertising and malicious mailing will take about 5 hours a month, and this is the working time paid by the employer. In addition, spam significantly slows down communication speed, decreases traffic, reduces the efficiency of the server, etc. Therefore, it is extremely important to use anti-spam to keep you website free from spam comments and links and free your mailbox space.

Types of Spam
When it comes to spam and advertising emails, one of the most popular topics of spam messages is online dating. Dating and services of marriage agencies have always been at the forefront of those unwanted emails and advertising sites. At the next level are education, traveling, real estate, and accounting services.

Depending on the contents of the email, spam is divided into two categories: commercial and non-commercial. The latter corresponds to the abbreviations UCE (unsolicited commercial e-mail) and UBE (unsolicited bulk e-mail). In turn, commercial spam is divided into authorized and unauthorized. You need to handle carefully with this kind of spam since you can miss out on really important information, agree?

Non-commercial Spam
Non-commercial spam or anonymous mass mailing is most often represented by the following types:

●       Political spam. This is mainly about “black PR” targeted towards compromising a certain person.

●       Fraudulent spam. It is when scammers offer to participate in monetary competitions, transactions promising huge revenues to their winners. The recipient of the email is asked to send more money to cover various fees, bribes to officials, etc.

●       Chain spam (“letters of happiness”). The task of chain spam is to forward the message to all relatives and acquaintances of the addressee. This is most often a kind of “letter of happiness” in which the user is promised full well being in life if he sends a letter to a certain number of other users. Another option is the “letter of misfortune”, in which it is reported about the upcoming natural disaster, terrorist attack, or epidemic. Senders of the letter strongly recommend that the message should be redirected to all acquaintances in order to warn them. Such reports are especially dangerous for possible panic among the population, and in some cases also contain requests for the transfer of small amounts of money. What’s more, “happiness letters” contain a link to a malicious site or an infected file.


●       Spam “for adults.” This kind of spam has somewhat decreased its position in comparison how it was with the beginning of the 2000s. This happened in part due to the introduction of legislative restrictions on such content in some countries.

Regardless of the spam type delivered to your mailbox, it is always useful to have it sorted out in a separate folder, not to waste your time on the search for an important email.

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