By Emily Wells
And How to Avoid it
What is Spam?
Why is it bad?
Spam also wastes time if you have to sort through it to find your real mail
Spam can also be a good way for fraud and malware to spread.
How do you avoid spam?
Never reply to spam emails or texts. They often send emails to random people, not even knowing if the account exists, and if you reply, they will keep sending spam to your account.
There are many sites that can create emails to be used for one use. If you sign up for a site that wants your email, but you don't want be getting messages from them, you can use these sites. The email is active for only a few minutes, but it is enough to create an account where you want it.
You may also have two email accounts, one for spam from websites you sign up for, and one for regular mail.