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However, always advised taking care before clicking an URL or opening attachments. You can hover the mouse pointer to find the URL target website information or type of software it is asking to download. Often, such emails land in ‘spam-box,' but some may bypass the email security software and comes to the inbox.

The security often catches phishing, advertisements, gambling, or insurance selling emails. The interesting point is that in such emails, they have an unsubscribe link at the end of the emails. Think!, have you ever subscribed to such services, notifications, newsletters, advertorial emails, if no, then right way mark them as spam.

Always give a second thought before opening emails that create a sense of urgency. Such emails may include a mechanism to distribute downloadable backdoor files.

Email body language or subjects often attackers used for email scams to lure greedy people using financial incentives or create psychological impact utilizing a sense of urgency or fear and heighten the attention:

Security magazine reveals that in a day, Gmail blocks more than 100 million phishing emails, and 18 million are related to COVID-19. More than 240 million COVID related messages marked as spam.

Google claims to block 99.9% of spam, phishing, or malware messages, as its machine learning models have evolved to understand and filter threats.

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