Downside of Digital Communication

Spam

Definition of spam:

Irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the internet to a large number.


Explanation:

Spam is unwanted emails or messages that get sent to many people at one time. Some times they can charge you for the messages they send and use band width. Most of the time they just go through and email a ton of people at once, not knowing if any of the emails are valid or not. Its a good way for malware to be spread. Also, it can be a good way for fraud to occur, getting information that isn't theirs and using it. Spam costs the sender very little to send, most of the costs are paid for by the recipient or the carriers rather than by the sender.


Examples:

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How to avoid spam:

Spam is difficult to get rid of once you're on the spammer's list. However, it is relatively easy to avoid spam in the first place. Here are a few things you can do to prevent it.



  1. Be very careful with your email address
  2. Use a secondary email address
  3. What to do with received spam

A) Don't buy anything from spam advertised sites


B) Report the spam

4. Educate others about how to avoid spam