We all receive unwanted email, sometimes of an offensive nature. It is very hard to totally avoid this, but it can usually be contained to a mere irritation. Most incoming mail is scanned in order to tag junk mail, and OUCS recommends applying a filter to screen you from the worst excesses. Our web page on mail scanning tells you how to set this up.

The sections below provide more detail on junk mail. Visit our pages about phishing and How To Recognise Fake Emails for related information.

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