How often do you receive malware through mail?

  • I rarely am confronted with malware through email

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • Never

    Votes: 26 37.1%
  • Rarely ever

    Votes: 22 31.4%
  • Few times a month

    Votes: 15 21.4%
  • Few times a week

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Receiving malware on a daily basis

    Votes: 5 7.1%

  • Total voters
    70

Windows_Security

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#1
I was triggered by the latest McFee Threat report. The number of new malware is incredible high. Until 2016 I rarely encountered malware. Today (I have three email acounts, one private, one for my windows phone and one for my business) I receive nearly every day through my business email account.Sometimes I even get a poisoned document and a drive by download link a day.

So I decided to change from hosting service (new service provider has auto-patch service for website and should have better email malware scanner). My ISP for home (Ziggo in the Netherlands) does a reasonable job compared to my business hosting service (Ziggo mail filter misses two malware mails a month on average). My outlook account (for my smartphone) hardly ever delivers a mail with malware.

So I am wondering what the exeperience of other forum members is and set up this polll

EDIT -
SORRY MIS TYPED THE POLL, QUESTION SHOULD BE:
HOW OFTEN DO YOU RECEIVE MALWARE THROUGH MAIL?
 
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Peter2150

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#3
I get them but they are easy to spot. Fedex, Bills for tickets etc, But my 3 email rules keep me safe. 1. No click links. 2 No Open attachments, 3. I get an attachment from someone I know, and wasn't expecting it, I call and confirm. Solves all the problems.

Oh and those rules apply to both personal and business emails.
 

Andy Ful

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Over 70% emails in my mailbox are advertisements and spam. I am using only online services. The first thing I always do after login to my mailbox is choosing the option to tick all emails for deleting and next, unticking some emails classified at first look as not advertisements and spam. So, after deleting, only a few emails are left for reading. I have a few friends, one bank, and some other email sources that are easy to recognize, so I never had a problem with malicious emails. I do not know how many of them were malicious, because I did not even open them.
 
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shmu26

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My Gmail spam folder is full of messages from people who want to give me millions of dollars. But I don't get actual malware. Too bad, because the malware is real, while the money offers are fake...
 

Andrew999

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My Gmail spam folder is full of messages from people who want to give me millions of dollars. But I don't get actual malware. Too bad, because the malware is real, while the money offers are fake...
Same, I have a Protonmail account which I don't think I have ever got Malware or Spam on. My other one which is a Gmail account I usually get about 4 spam messages a day from Bank of America or something saying I have money waiting for me or I have won like 200k. :LOL:
 

XhenEd

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I have never encountered malware through email. I would usually open spam email's attachment or link, but I just couldn't get any malware detection (from Kaspersky) or block (from AppGuard [Locked Down]). :cool:

I knew that it was dangerous, but I had RollBack Rx that time. :cool:

Now, I got tired of opening them, so I stopped hunting for malware from my email. :)
 

omidomi

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#15
in many years ago when I have Yahoo mail,I infected with a malware I do't remember whats the name of that malware,but that malware lock my mouse in middle of monitor screen (I see a picture of a girl in a cage) ,after that I do't remember that I infected with this way.
but I will recived spam (2 or 3 ) per week, I have three email accounts Yandex/Proton and a private Email service.
my private mail recived spam but another one no :cool:
 

Windows_Security

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#17
I never got any Malware through mail! using Gmx for years.
Malware: Leave it Behind with GMX Free Email Account
THANKS!

I did not know this free emal ervice. Their opt-out seems fair. So what is their business model (it seems to good to be true)?

--------------------------------GMX mailing opt out
Our customers and users will occasionally receive newsletters or emails with information on products, services, or special offers. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, GMX gives them the opportunity to opt-out from receiving these types of communications.
 
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#18
I rarely get any malware in my e-mail, it's probably few times a year and only on one of my hotmail accounts. Just yesterday I got one after a long time. It's a fake paypal message with .pdf document attached. I might download and open it in VM to see what it was, just for fun.
My dad, on the other hand, gets at least 4 or 5 and sometimes even over a dozen of those e-mails daily on his account by one Croatian provider. Usually it's necurs downloader hidden in them.
 

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