Oracle Tips by Burleson
Chapter 13 - Spam, Spam,
Spam Is a Waste of Time
Most computer users report that the vast
majority of their inbox is spam and out of approximately 50 e-mail
messages per day, only one or two of those messages were
legitimate. The problem of spam is clearly out of control. The
time it takes to open a message, read enough to determine that it is
not wanted and then delete it, infringes on an already tight
schedule for many.
In today’s world, most people have so much to
accomplish in a day that wasting even 30 minutes on junk e-mail
consumes the precious few moments that could otherwise be used to
play with their kids, catch up on reading, or simply relax.
Don’t Risk Being a Victim
Besides being a time waster, another danger of
manually reviewing all e-mail messages is the risk of becoming a
victim of a scam. Chapter 7, Internet Scams, showed that
many scams arrive via e-mail. If successful, these scams can cost
time, money and even lives.
Reducing the quantity of e-mail messages in a
user’s inbox will allow them time for a more careful analysis of a
suspicious message and can improve the chances for recognizing a con
in a timely manner.
Don’t Risk a Virus Attack
Still another possible danger that rears its
ugly head in spam e-mail is the potential for virus attacks.
Chapter 12, Virus Attacks, details the damage that viruses
can bring to a computer system. Without adequate protection,
viruses arrive unchallenged and an infection could result.
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