Invasive, abusive, annoying… Spam pollutes our mailbox. They are more and more numerous and this can be painful on a daily basis. Indeed, Capital reports that this type of email accounts for approximately 70% of email sends.
This is not without effects since they often come from unknown sources and may in some cases contain dangerous files. Many scams are indeed carried out by email and it is sometimes difficult to disentangle the true from the false.
In addition, the presence of so many spam messages in our mailbox has other disadvantages since it also has an invisibilization effect on other emails. In fact, the more unwanted emails you receive, the less attention you pay to them. It can therefore happen to miss an important message, which can have a deleterious effect on both private and professional life.
The Public Interest Group Action against Cybermalveillance recognizes different objectives that may be sought by spam senders:
Thus, it is important to be cautious of suspicious messages from which you do not know the sender. It is therefore better not to answer it and not to click on the link if there is one. If an email seems suspicious to you, it is possible to report it on Signal Spam.
Fortunately, there are tips to reduce the impact of emails on your daily life. Discover five in our slideshow.