Learn how to identify and manage spam emails using your TELUS email powered by Google
What is spam?
Most of the time, email is an excellent way to communicate with friends and family. On occasion you might receive unsolicited or irrelevant emails for the purpose of advertising, trying to obtain personal data or spreading viruses. This is considered spam.
Tips on identifying spam email
Here are some suggestions for identifying spam:
Be suspicious of the email received from people or organizations that you don’t know. If you have not interacted with them, it is unlikely anything they send to you will be legitimate
Don’t always trust emails with a URL, especially if there are shorteners embedded which makes it hard to tell where it really goes
Be suspicious of unopened attachments included in messages from business organizations
Never give information that is being requested by email, such as login credentials. If you’d like to follow-up for more information, go directly to the company’s website and contact them through there
Verify the email domain to ensure that it matches the company that the email claims to be sent from