Not all e-mail spam or junk mail is really not useful. Sometimes a few e-mails from business associates also go into spam or junk folder in your electronic mailbox.
Anti-spam system will usually do the weighting and assessment of all incoming e-mails. If it contains the words commonly found in an e-mail spam, the system will automatically enter and classify e-mails in the spam or junk mail folder. There are various ways weighting and assessment conducted by the anti-spam systems, both in e-mail client such as Outlook and Thunderbird, as well as on webmail such as Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, and other similar webmail.
E-mail anything that could be classified as spam or junk mail? Most of the e-mails classified as spam or junk mail is usually in the form of promotions, advertisements, and even fraud. Here are some examples of categories of e-mail spam:
If you receive an e-mail containing an invitation to participate in a system with a pyramid model, the e-mail can be classified as spam. Usually you will be offered to participate in their pyramid system with small capital and lured hope that you will earn millions of dollars in a short time. Usually you will be asked to invite a friend or relative to join a commission bid or for the results.
Another variation of this type of e-mail is an e-mail chain to spread this invitation with the lure of prizes. Generally, e-mail of this type always contains the following sentence: “Send e-mail to 10 friends, then you will soon get the gift of a brand new notebook A”. This activity is illegal and fraud.
Health and Diet
Some e-mail offers health or diet products that look great. E-mail like this is pretty much delivered, especially from abroad. Suppose you have a quote in a pill or a drug that can make you slim without exercise and certain diets. Even in the e-mail also inserted some user testimonials drug benefit.
Some traps are commonly used phrase in the e-mail, for example: “the latest scientific breakthrough,” “miraculous cure,” “secret formula” or even “traditional ingredients”. Depending on the sender, may be in English or Indonesian. In fact, most of these special products just a fraud, because it has no effect as advertised.
E-mail of this type typically offer business cooperation with big profits, but only with a small capital and risk. The most common version involves an investment in the bank is dark. Investors were lured with the assurance that the people who handle the money they have connections to the top brass and have insider information. Therefore, e-mail like this often includes the name of a famous person as their operational.
Sweepstakes or Prize Winner
You receive an e-mail saying that you are the winner of a special tour package or a lottery winner. Or some other variation says that you are selected as a gift for a special person. It was also a sense of emotional fraud by luring someone so excited to win a valuable prize. Remember that e-mail as it is not accepted by your own. E-mail was also sent the same ads to millions of others to deceive them that they are the only winners or elect.
You got an e-mail that there is someone who has died and bequeathed a large sum of money. Even the millions of dollars. E-mail like this is also a scam. Generally, e-mail like this from the African countries, but did not rule out the possibility of other countries. Usually e-mail is often used to get your financial information is private and can be misused in the future by the fraudsters.
Phishing means fool. E-mail like this really catchy. For example, you will be sent an e-mail from the bank explaining that you need to fix your personal data on the bank’s website. Then you are given a link or links to websites “official” bank. Fake web page was really similar to the official website so that you will be very easy to get caught if not careful. If you click that link, you start to get stuck. If you login or fill out personal data on the site, then you really are trapped and deceived. If you receive an e-mail like that, ignore, or contact your bank directly.