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How to Sniff Out and Smack Down Fake Email

By Stephanie Fisher | 04.20.2016

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It's happened to all of us. You check your email, and you see you've got a message...but when you crack it open, it's from an African prince offering to make you rich beyond your wildest dreams, if only you can float him a little loan. Obviously, this is spam. (Unless your life is really different from mine, and you regularly have contact with temporarily broke royalty.)

But sometimes spam is more insidious than this; it might have a reputable company's name at the top, or maybe it might appear to be from someone you know. How can you separate the spam from the legitimate email? Let's put on our spam sleuth hats to learn about the hallmarks of traditional spam email, and some methods you can use to have it banished from your inbox!

Spam-a-Lot

According to the Radicati Group, an estimated 205 billion emails were sent in 2015, breaking down to 2.4 million emails per second. Out of all these emails, it's estimated that 90% of these were spam. Yep, only one in ten emails sent are actually legit, which isn't surprising if you let your spam filter go unchecked for a week or two.  

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Should You Use CAPTCHA to Keep Out Spam? [Quick Tip]

By Stephanie Fisher | 03.23.2015

Today's quick tip comes from the SpinWeb Support Vault! Our support team gets this question sometimes, and today we discuss it: Should I use captcha to keep away spam?

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Sometimes, evil web robots will leave spammy comments on your blog or fill out forms on your website with their spammy messages. This is annoying, to say the least. What can you do about it? 

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How to Deal With Scary Spam on Your Corporate Facebook Page

By Rachael Vail-Steele | 10.21.2014

Oh no, someone posted spam on my company’s Facebook page! What do I do NOW?! Like finding a gigantic spider web in your doorway, your first response may be sheer terror and panic. Spam is scary but at least you don't have an infestation of 6,000 brown recluse spiders on your page, right?

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Stay calm, act quickly, and follow these simple steps:

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