A number of people claim that
the rise of social networks is expected to kill email, the most popular
form of communication across the world, and spamming
The meteoric rise in the popularity of social networks has led
experts included, to believe that emails, the most popular mode of
around the world, are dead. This, however, couldn’t be further from the
because social networks are good places to meet new people or those you
met in years. For regular correspondence, however, there’s no better
Apart from this, a quick glimpse of your inbox will reveal
dozens of emails
from marketers, friends and what have you lying there waiting to be
And what of spamming? If emails are dead, spamming should be dead as
Not true, yet again.
The amount of spam that one has to deal with, on a daily
basis, is not much
because of active
spam filters. Were they not as efficient, 90% of the emails
in your inbox would be spam.
Even if you look at the problem of spamming from a legal
present laws will take some time to really effectively deal with the
What’s more, spammers have also started targeting popular social
This means, every piece of information you provide to these networks is
How can you deal with issues like these? Well, there’s no
to these problems. For one, you, the user, have to be careful about the
you share on such networks.
When it comes to emails, you should change your account
passwords on a regular
basis. Do not respond to commercial emails you haven’t subscribed to,
of all, never respond to mails that ask you to share sensitive
like your financial details (credit card numbers or bank account
These techniques may not be completely foolproof, but they are
and proven methods to keep the menace of spamming at bay.