Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The hazards of "unsubscribing" from e-mails - think before you click!

When you are bombarded with unwanted e-mails what do you do?

A great many of us simply tick the "unsubscribe" button at the bottom hoping that will be the end of them, but according to Alan Zeichick of Naked Security  we should exercise a little more caution!

Clicking the "unsubscribe" button may seem the obvious solution, but sadly you may be sending back all manner of useful information to a "spammer".  Of course, you may know the sender is trustworthy and think it safe to unsubscribe, but it is almost impossible to know if the e-mail is fake or genuine.

The only way of being sure you don't receive unwanted e-mail is to mark it as spam.  This will then send the message to your junk folder to be deleted later. Your anti-virus software will then detect these in the future. Making sure your anti-virus software is up to date is cruicial.

The following link spells out 5 very good reasons why  clicking the "unsubscribe"  button is not such a good idea!

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