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How to stop Norton spam emails?

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Many Norton users have complained about receiving spam emails. Usually, these emails are not from Norton but from scammers who will send malicious links via these emails.

When you click these links, they will take you to other websites or download malware-ridden apps on your device. Sometimes, clicking on these links will also risk your personal information. This is why people ask questions like how to stop Norton’s spam emails.

Are you one of those people who are wondering how to stop Norton’s spam emails? In this article, we’ll explore various ways by which you can protect yourself from phishing emails.

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What are Norton’s spam emails?

Norton spam emails are fraudulent emails that use the name Norton, which is a reputed antivirus company, to further their malicious agendas.

These emails are phishing emails that are designed to lure unsuspecting victims into giving the spammers or hackers access to the device or revealing their financial information.

To make the email look like the real deal, scammers may use the Norton logo or a domain name that will look like Norton’s. But remember, that domain name will not be exactly norton.com or in.norton.com. Rather, the spam emails will be from a domain name almost identical to the original ones.

How do these emails lure the victims? Well, here’s how:

  • These emails will ask you to renew your Norton subscription. Usually, we remember which subscription is nearing the end. However, it is difficult to remember if you have too many subscriptions. You will click on the link and fall into the phishing trap.
  • Many such emails will warn you about potential viruses on your device. Such tactics often work, as who wouldn’t want to save themselves from computer viruses?
  • You might often get phishing emails where scammers ask you to verify your identity.
  • Or, the scammer will attach a document that you will download on your device.

Take a look at our detailed article on how to identify phishing scams to know more about these dangerous scams.

From the above examples, you may have noticed that almost all emails want you to take some action, like downloading the attachment or clicking on the link.

If you do any of these actions, your device will be infected by malware, or you’ll be taken to a malicious website where you will enter your credit/debit card number and other financial information, and the hackers will steal it.

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How to stop Norton spam emails?

Now that you have understood how dangerous these emails are, here’s how to stop Norton spam emails:

  • Use spam filter: A spam filter marks the suspicious email as spam, and the email algorithm will block the sender. Many prominent email services have this filter already working behind the scenes. However, sometimes the phishing emails bypass these filters and can reach your inbox. If you’re using a service with no spam filter or the default spam filter isn’t enough, you can opt for third-party spam filters from a reputed vendor.
  • Delete spam emails: If you’ve received spam or phishing emails, do not take any action; simply delete them and block the sender.
  • Keep at least two email addresses: The best way to secure your privacy is to keep at least two emails. One is for more personal businesses such as offices, banks, or investment-related emails. And another one for subscribing to weekly letters, online shopping and likewise.
  • Do not share your email address: Enter your email address only on authorised platforms. Keep away from shady or lesser-known websites. If you want to enter your email for an authorisation code, you can use any of these fake email generators and gain access.
  • Change your email: If the spam emails are outside your control, all you can do is change your email address.

For more information, visit our article on how to stop spam emails where we have provided a step-by-step guide.

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How to protect yourself from Norton spam emails?

Follow the instructions given below to protect yourself from Norton spam emails and other similar phishing emails in the future:

  • Check the sender’s address: Always check the sender’s email address before taking any action. With a little practice, you can differentiate the spammy ones from the real ones.
  • Check the email’s language: Usually, the hackers or spammers want you to take some action. That’s the whole purpose of phishing. So, they will use forcing language. You’ll see words like ‘promptly’, ‘warning’, ‘quickly’, ‘limited time offer’ or similar words. These words sound urgent, and the victim doesn’t give much time to think and analyse the situation.
  • Never share your personal or financial information: Never share your personal or financial information on the Internet. Spammers could use this information to send phishing lures.

Here’s an article on steps you should take if you have knowingly or unknowingly clicked on a phishing link knowingly or unknowingly.

In conclusion, stopping Norton or similar spam emails is easy. All you have to do is to know how the scammers operate and ways to protect yourself. Simple steps like not giving out your personal or financial information or not entering your email address on any unreputed website can save your hard-earned money and privacy.

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: kumarhemant@pm.me

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