No one is immune to the annoyances and dangers of spam — also known as junk email or unsolicited bulk email (See Wikipedia).
The dangers loom in the form of email scams that prompt the reader to follow links to phishing websites—sites that are convincing yet fraudulent websites attempting to acquire sensitive identity information, like user names and passwords to institution account. Fighting spam through warnings and education can prepare users to identify the potential pestilence that looms. I’m posting these reference resources partly for my own sake, and to help shed light on the topic for you too.
Wikipedia’s definition of Email Spam
Wikipedia’s definition of Phishing — and a whole bunch other useful information
Wikipedia’s definition of Canada’s Bill C-28 — FISA: Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act, (Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation)
Canadian Anti-Spam Legislations — The laws and regulations explained
Express Consent vs Implied Consent — Helpful definitions explaining valid consent
365 Days of Spam — Gooderham Productions blog with sample bullshit emails