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How to avoid email spoofing

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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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How to avoid email spoofing

  1. 1. How To Avoid Email Spoofing By: Alphasandesh.com
  2. 2. Inception • 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. alphasandesh.com
  3. 3. What is Email Spoofing • 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. alphasandesh.com
  4. 4. Defensive tips against email spoofing • Email security must remain a main concern for every business. Here are tips on protecting yourself against email spoofing: Firstly check the salutation Take care of grammar mistakes Must check the links in email Claiming that an email has come from reliable source Forward spoofed emails to FTC alphasandesh.com
  5. 5. Firstly check the salutation • 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. alphasandesh.com
  6. 6. Take care of grammar mistakes • 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. alphasandesh.com
  7. 7. Must check the links in email • 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. alphasandesh.com
  8. 8. Claiming that an email has come from reliable source • 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. alphasandesh.com
  9. 9. Forward spoofed emails to FTC • 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. alphasandesh.com
  10. 10. Conclusion • 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. alphasandesh.com
  11. 11. Try our free online email spam checker tool. For more details please have a look www.alphasandesh.com alphasandesh.com

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