How To Avoid Email Spoofing

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In today’s growing world it is difficult to imagine life without e-mails. These are very quick and simple to use; thus, people choose to interact through emails. You can use emails for individual or business purposes, but these days, using emails also are not very secure.  E-mail viruses and email spoofing are different forms of threats to the all e-mail users.

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Email spoofing is a trick that spammers and identity thieves use to baffle and deceive people. The concept is that if an email seems to originate from a recognized sender, the aim of the phishing mail will be more probable to fall for the deception.

Actually a spoofed email can be an email claiming to be from a system supervisor asking users to change their passwords to a particular string and intimidating to suspend their account if they don’t do this.  On the other hand, email claiming to be from an individual in ability asking users to send them a copy of a password file or other responsive information.

Email security must remain a main concern for every business. Here are tips on protecting yourself against email spoofing:

1. Make sure the salutation in any email that alleges to be from your bank, an online business or some other place with which you execute business. A real e-mail will address you by your name because you previously had a relationship with the sender. A spoofed email generally has a nonspecific salutation such as Dear Customer, because these messages are delivered in huge amount to a large pool of prospective victims.

2. Just go through the text of the email to distinguish if it uses a high quality spelling and grammar. A lot of spoofed emails come from spammers in other countries who do not speak good English. This is willingly evident by misspellings and mistakes or unusual language use in the email.

3. Move your pointer over any links in the e-mail, right click it, and choose the "properties" option to notice where they actually go. Spammers spoof links by making the text appear justifiable whereas the definite link goes to a forged website. Avoid clicking the links in distrustful emails because you might go to a site that attempts to download spiteful software onto your computer.

4. Comprehend the email to observe whether it demands that you reply in a certain time limit or attempts to develop a sense of importance in some different way. Spammers frequently claim you must reply by a definite date or your account may be suspended, or it will claim you made an order with a genuine company. They do this so you will react without thinking instead of scrutinizing the email and identifying the red flags.

5. Forward spoofed e-mails to the corporation named in the message and deliver a copy to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Federal Trade Commission manages a record of these messages that can be used by law enforcement to track scammers.

At the end, it is very hard to stop email spoofing attacks completely. Businesses must take action to stop them. Be alert of phishing attacks, i.e. spam messages that link to false pages meant to appear like genuine website login pages.

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Ankita Sharma
Ankita Sharma
I am a blogger and a content writer. Specialized in SEO & digital marketing. I have written many blogs and articles on email marketing, online marketing, affiliate marketing & several other niches.
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