Email security is now one of the most readable and discussed topic on the Internet. Since online security evolves, the same thing happens with attempts to hack email accounts. We’ve gathered some most helpful things to do with your email account we found effective and easy to do:
use ssl – this means it is better to use secure transfer instead of non-SSL. For instance for IMAP connection type 993 protocol is more secure than 143. You can change the settings at Spamdrain but before ask your email provider if they support SSL connection (we think they should!).
hackers want your personal data – than don’t give it! Easy to use rule is to not reply to strange email message providing your personal data. If you think your bank provider or internet provider is asking you to send some data they never asked before – it’s a sign to double check. For instance, email@example.com
or similar sender could be not so honest and legitimate than actual firstname.lastname@example.org
phishing – taking your login/bank details. These are the email messages trying to find your credit card details or any other online money access. Example of such message could be email message from your favorite online store from email@example.com
(where “a” is definitely missing), with a general “Dear Client” greeting instead of “Dear Julia” asking you to confirm your identity by clicking on the link. By the way, link could look fine itself, but when you hover over the link it leads to some other content.
entering your personal data. Let’s imagine an email message asking you to confirm your age and hey! – there is already a field built-in in the message to enter you birth data. What a smart solution you would think (in this case think without double checking) – you enter the data and click on submit. A few minutes later social media account is hacked? Hmm, definitely birth date is not the best password and entering it into the spam message is not the best action.
Stay tuned and be the first one to read part two next week!
2018 year is already over and here are some fresh stats of the past year.
Last year our hard working spamsters filtered 350M messages, which is approximately on million messages per day. 162M messages were classified as valid, the ones we sent to your Inboxes and 188M messages we are blocked as spam, unwanted newsletters and virus/phishing mails. Yep, as you can see, the amount of spam (54%) is bigger than valid messages amount (46%) again.
If we look at the monthly chart we can see that the end of the year, especially November and October brought our spamsters the most working months: 20% of all filtered messages were checked during these months. On the other hand, June and July brought us 14 % of filtered messages. Hmm, spammers do like warm water and sandy beaches during summer?
We have also check the reported messages. Theses are the messages you think slipped through and we thought they are valid for you. The amount of these messages is 0.0051% of all filtered messages. The number is lowered a bit from last year’s 0.0054% which we think is pretty good. Now we have a goal for this year 🙂
We hope our service helped you last year and saved you some time in 2018.
We also believe 2019 will be less spammy or more safe in your Inbox 😉
Thanks for reading and stay tuned!
Christmas spirit is already in the air with all the presents buying, planning time with your family and friends and trying to finish all important deals by the New Year. In other words, Christmas Rush is coming or has already come 😉
What is Christmas Rush for you? Do you spend all your free time doing Christmas shopping or burn the midnight oil in the office trying to finish an important project before the New Year comes? Do you own a business and are preparing to deal with the rush of shoppers that will flood the stores or you are the one, who already have ordered all the presents online and waiting for their successful delivery?
You might have different associations with Christmas Rush, but we know one thing about you for sure – you have an email address that might suffer from spam during this festive season.
As research has shown Christmas time is also a “cyber crime time” as people tend to buy more and more things online, become busier and less attentive.
Cyber criminals’ shopping list includes such things as bogus shipping delivery status notifications, unsolicited emails offerings special deals, and fake receipts for online buying which seduce you to open attachments containing ransomware and so on and so forth.
A good tip is to stay alerted and double check before clicking to open some suspicious email and get yourself a little helper for your mail box. Our Spamster will sort out your emails so that you do not spend a priceless time on reading spam messages and maybe even save some money not clicking on a malicious link.
We do celebrate Christmas and New Year but we also work hard during those days and our spamsters are ready to help you anytime!
Sing up here:
Cup of coffee can prevent you from falling asleep in the middle of an important meeting,
Doing morning exercises can help you wake up faster,
Using Spamdrain prevents you from routine Inbox cleaning and saves your time.
Add a Spamdrain app to your mobile device, whether it is Android or iOS device!
And it’s free! Download the app for no cost right now!
Want to manage faster and easier – one click on your phone and ‘Voila!’:
All features from the web version included in the app,
Provide feedback and help us become better!
Sound interesting – go to play market/app store
Easy set up – just log in with already registered email – have fun!
P.S. Don’t drink too much coffee, some say it is dangerous as well as too much spam.
Good that there is never too much of tidy Inbox 😉
Yep, you are right free support is the keyword this autumn.
As you probably know we provide support if using Spamdrain+ subscription type:
This autumn we decided to provide support for basic subscription types as well. This means you can email us at our support email address even if using basic subscription type. Our service is quite simple in use, however we are ready and glad to help you if any questions arise. If you are new customer at Spamdrain, if you are using it for two, three or five year – you are still receive a reply with the solution that will improve your experience with the service.
Well, enough talking here:
you can subscribe or log in. Once logged in, check the question mark in the right bottom corner for helpdesk and support.
Summer equator is over and we would like to share some statistics with you. The first month of summer showed us that spammers do take vacations. With 14M filtered spam messages June is the least spammed month of this year so far. On the other hand January is on top of the list having 17M spam messages filtered.
If we have a closer look at the whole picture of filtered messages, we can see that half of the messages is spam. Coming back to our leading months, January goes with 30M filtered messages and June goes with 25.4M messages filtered. Yes, you are right the spam part is even bigger than 50%.
We also wanted to share some good news like decreasing of spam messages but looks like it is not the case this year. The average amount of spam being filtered is 16M spam messages per month. Using simple math you can see that our users receive 500K spam emails per day and 6 spam messages per second.
Everything mentioned above proves one more time that using spam filter saves your time and makes your life just a bit easier. Stay tuned and have a sunny summer with clean Inbox.
P.S. Special offers are about to come next week! Don’t forget to check our social networks pages.
Probably you are already aware of recent GDPR updates and all the mass it has created around. Everybody were talking about the changes, privacy, personal data and similar things in the last couple of months.
and updated terms and conditions could be checked here:
In order to save your time from reading the whole text we have highlighted here the main changes here:
– you will have more control regarding your data;
– you can unsubscribe anytime you wish;
You are welcome to review the changes anytime and contact us if there are any questions.
Thirsty for new discounts? Black Friday isn’t even close yet? Your timing couldn’t be better!
This May we provide special discounts for renewal. If you would like to renew your subscription for more addresses than you currently have paid for, you will get a 50 % discount. For example if you have 2 addresses added to the filtering and you would like to renew for 4, you will pay only half of the total price, in other words, you will get 2 email addresses for free.
You can see the discount after you click on the link in our personal “thank you for renewal” email message. Another option to choose is to click on the drop down menu in order to choose the needed amount of email addresses at the order page.
The discount is valid till the end of this Spring. So hurry up to renew for more addresses and less price!
Ready for download!
New versions of our iOS application is already waiting for you! Check it out in Apple Store.
The new release include bug fixes, some minor improvements and simplified login for outlook users. Now you can log in or sign up for Spamdrain using your outlook login with one click. We will continue working further on our mobile applications and you should expect new versions with newly added features.
We hope you enjoy using freshly updated app and clean Inboxes!
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to provide us with the feedback or report any issues found (though we worked very hard to solve them ).
Have a great day and stay tuned!
Another spam filtering year is over. 2017 did bring us lots of spam waves and phishing messages. However, if we look back into 2016 and compare results of the same users, we can see that the number of spam messages overall is descending.
Natural disasters, cryptocurrencies and iPhone winnings were the most popular new spam messages along with old school fraud and lottery winning ones. Looking back into statistics of 2017 spam filtering we can see that there were 446.91 M messages filtered during last year and only 162.23 M (36%) of them were classified as valid messages.
Yes, that’s correct 283,42 M messages were blocked by our Spamsters which is 64% of the total number. A big amount of spam, you might think, but the good news is that garbage stays in your blocked list.
According to our statistics, most spam messages are being caught by our Spamsters during working hours. As we can see from charts, weekends are mostly free from spam (maybe spammers take care of themselves and have rest on Saturdays – Sundays).
If we take a look on monthly charts, we can see March being “the most spamming month”. Spammers wake up from hibernation? Hmmm, interesting. Luckily, our Spamsters do not sleep and always stay on guard 🙂
We may write couple more pages about spam, its types and provide more and more statistics, but lets not dig that deep. If you wish to count and share how many messages your personal Spamster filtered last year, we will be happy to see your comments 🙂
Thanks for reading!