What is spam?
Spam is junk mail and is often sent in bulk to many people at once. It's unfortunate and annoying but to an extent, spam is inevitable. Sometimes it's obscure and very obviously spam, sometimes it's less obvious. Here's how you can reduce the amount of spam you receive.
What Mettrr does to reduce the spam you receive
- The contact form on your Mettrr website is difficult for a spambot to target. It needs manual entry by a human which is enough to deter most spambots.
- As your registrar (the company looking after your domain) we receive a lot of spam intended for you. The vast majority of this spam we process and discard on your behalf, so you can concentrate on your business. Be assured we'll contact you if it's important.
What you can do to reduce the chances of getting spam
- Only share your email address with people or companies you trust or know. If you really need an email address to sign up for something you're not confident about, consider using a temporary email address.
- When you receive spam don't just delete it, block the sender. Most spam is automatically sent to your junk folder already though.
- Never reply to spam or open file attachments. It might be tempting but don't open anything you don't trust.
- Consider adding or upgrading your security or antivirus software. This will often include spam prevention in the package.
- Does the email say you've won a competition that you don't remember entering? It's probably too good to be true, don't open it.
- If you are already receiving too much spam to manage, consider setting up a new email address altogether. Set up another free account using one of the many providers out there or ask our Customer Service team about a hosted mailbox for your business.
Not all spam is from a robot
- The beauty of your website for your business is that anyone in the world can access it, the sad thing is not much can be done to prevent someone trying to sell something to you via your website. Often marketers or design agencies will target new domains.