Spammers can send email that includes viruses, worms and Trojans that infect your computer. Not all viruses crash your computer, some are set up to spy on you when you are online. They can track what sites you visit and copy your username and passwords and send them back to the spammer/hacker. You are then left vulnerable to an even larger threat. Identity theft.
Some of these viruses attach themselves to your computer’s operating system and prevent you from removing them. They often work undetected and can only be removed by completely reinstalling the factory settings, or visiting your local computer guru.
The easiest way to stop spam is not to sign up for anything you don’t need. If you do need to sign up for something that requires an email address, use an alternate email address, so your primary email address stays as spam free as possible.
If you want to take things to the next level and get a secure email address from a company like Spam Arrest and the only email you’ll receive is from the members on your white list.