We at Advisor Websites have taken every precaution to protect you against spam. We have built our platform to automatically block up to 80% of all incoming spam you receive, and are operating under best practices against preventing spam.
Unfortunately, if you have a contact form on your website, there is still a chance that you may experience some levels of spam. While this is annoying, it is also unfortunately common. You will be able to recognize when a message is submitted from your contact form if you receive an email from email@example.com with “form submission”, “contact request” or similar language.
Here are some tips to identify spam and stay safe on the internet. The email you have received is likely spam if:
- It tries to get you to open an external link or download an attachment, even if the link looks authentic
We have seen links that look very similar to Google links, and at first glance can look very credible. However, it is still not a good idea to open these external links unless it’s from a trusted source.
- It is threatening you with due dates and payments
Common spam messages website managers receive are domain-related “invoices”. The message will usually try to scare you by claiming your website will shut down if payment is not received by a certain date. Please beware and note that any domain or hosting-related information will come directly from Advisor Websites, or your domain/hosting provider (e.g. GoDaddy, NameCheap).
- It is too good to be true
Any message promising a large monetary prize or offers for advertisement opportunities can be phishing schemes trying to collect bank account information from you.
In addition, here are measures you can take to proactively moderate email spam. For example, one way is by setting up strong email filters and using your email client’s (eg: Gmail, Hotmail, etc.) “report spam” features.
In the meantime, please view the following articles for additional support:
- Microsoft (hotmail, MSN): 10 Tips on How to Help Reduce Spam
- Gmail: Remove and Block Spam from my Inbox
- Avoid Receiving Spam