- What is Spam?
- What is Phishing?
- How do I report Spam messages?
- How do I reduce the amount of SPAM I receive?
- How do I report Phishing Email?
- How do I forward as an attachment?
- Is there anymore information regarding Spam?
- Is there anymore information regarding Phishing?
Electronic Spamming is the use of electronic messaging systems to send an unsolicited message (Spam), especially advertising, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site. Most spam comes through as Email. Many Email spam messages are commercial by nature but email spam may also contain disguised links that appear to be for familiar websites but in fact lead to phishing websites or sites that are hosting malware. Spam Emails may also contact malware as scripts or other executable file attachments. Under no circumstance do you open any attachments or click on any web links from an unfamiliar source.
Phishing, not to be confused with fishing or fish, is the attempt to obtain sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords, credit cards details, social security numbers and more, often for malicious reasons by appearing as a trustworthy entity in electronic communication such as e-mail.
Forward the Spam Message as an attachment to Spam@unc.edu
Report the spam message you receive to the UNC Postmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also if you are able to, Unsubscribing from some spam will stop future e-mail spam from coming in.
Forward the Phishing email as an attachment to email@example.com
- Click the New Mail to start a new message.
- This will open a new email so you may send it as attachment to either email address above based on the type of email you are reporting.
- Highlight the message and Drag the message you want to forward into the body of the new message. It displays as an attachment.
Yes, we have a great amount of information on our help.unc.edu website. You can find out more by visiting http://help.unc.edu/?s=anti-spam .
Yes, There is also more information located on our help.unc.edu website. You can find out more by visiting http://help.unc.edu/?s=phishing .