Detecting spam and phishing

Cybersecurity is a critical topic, and with the increased reliance on electronic transactions, it’s more important than ever that we do everything possible to protect ourselves from cyber-attacks. This means being aware of the many threats in cyberspace, including phishing scams and spam messages. This short article will explain how you can detect spam messages and phishing so that you don’t fall victim to them!

Almost everyone who uses the internet has at least one email address. And that’s enough for cybercriminals to attempt an attack.

What are the dangers?

It is estimated that 85(!) percent of all emails sent worldwide are spam or other malicious messages.
We don’t see most of this mail simply because email providers have effective spam filters.

Ways of effective protection against spam and phishing

First, check whether the email service provider you have an account with has a spam filter. If so, it’s worth activating it; as providers want to avoid blocking important mail, they usually use quite conservative settings. But they can still filter out a relatively large proportion of spam, so it’s not the wrong place to start. Fortunately, the algorithm is intelligent, so there are hardly any emails marked as spam that don’t belong there. Let’s also turn on the mail client’s spam filter, which we can teach ourselves which mails are unsolicited.

But the most crucial line of defense is our brains: letters must always be read carefully. If you receive something from an unfamiliar address, look for telltale signs such as a lack of accented characters or incorrect grammar, salutation, etc. If an email is suspicious, don’t open it – and never click on a link in an email!


There are many ways to protect yourself against spam and phishing, but the most important thing is to be aware of the potential threats. Keep your personal information safe by being careful about what you share online and only open emails from trusted sources. You can also install anti-spam software on your computer to help filter out unwanted messages. Taking these precautions can help keep yourself safe from identity theft and other online scams.