Proliferation of bombs
Even if you are in the comforts of your home or office, you are not safe from bombs. There is actually a cyber crime which is called email bombing. Email bombing refers to the sending of numerous emails to an email address, which can result in the overflowing of your mailbox or overflowing of the server. One of the most annoying thing about email bombing is that the sending of nonsensical and numerous emails continues even after the server has been brought down. The email bomb can also cause serious damage such as system crashes and loss of Internet connectivity. These cases can result in more serious problems especially if you are using your Internet connection for business purposes.
How to avoid email bombs
Once an email bomb is activated, it could be difficult to stop. This is why it is better to take some precautionary measures that would help you avoid email bombs. One of the ways to do this is by creating multiple email accounts. You should have an email address that you would only share with your friends and family members and another one that you would be using to transact for online services. Aside from this, you should also enable your spam filter to block the email of the sender that you don’t want or install anti-spam software. In case the email bomb succeeded in infiltrating your system, you have to report the origin of the bomb to the ISP or Internet Service Provider.