Identify and Deal with Email Spam from Contacts — Introduction

Email spam from people in your contacts list got you down these days? You’re not the only one. It seems there’s been a lot of it in the past week. And it keeps perpetuating itself because people trust the names in their contacts list, and therefore have no reason to suspect spam.

View this Email Security Usage Around the World Infographic to learn more about email spam.
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But they should, as the infographic above clearly demonstrates. Here are some great resources for how to identify email spam from people in your address book, and what to do about it. The most important thing to remember is: never click suspicious links, no matter how tempting!

Resources for Identifying and Dealing with Email Spam from Contacts