When your email is being sent to a friend, you may think your email has already been read by that friend’s computer, but it doesn’t.
Instead, the spam is being delivered to your inbox.
Here’s how to stop the spam from arriving.
Smoothing the email: When you open an email, the recipient’s browser may have a small black dot next to the “read” button.
This indicates the email has been sent to your email address.
The black dot can be hidden with a little effort, but you can also tap on it and the message will be delivered to the recipient as usual.
If your browser doesn’t have this feature, the email will be sent to the sender’s email address without the black dot.
You can also open the email from the browser and tap the “view attachment” button to see the attachment of the email.
If the attachment is a PDF file or other file, it will be automatically delivered to a specific email address, which is where the message may be sent.
Smashing emails: When an email is sent to you, it may contain attachments that contain text, images, or other content that could be considered offensive or threatening.
If you receive an email containing such content, you can quickly dismiss the message by clicking on the “unread” box at the bottom of the message.
If an email that contains such content is opened and later deleted, it can still be sent as a reply or forwarded to a new sender.
Smacking an email: If you’re sending an email to someone and you click on “Unread”, the email you’re emailing them will be deleted and your messages will be read and delivered to their email address instead.
You may also delete the email and receive a notification that the email is deleted from your email inbox.
If a message is deleted, your email will continue to appear on the sender of the sent email.
Your messages will also be delivered automatically to the inbox of the sender you clicked on.
You cannot delete an email sent to someone who has opted out of receiving spam.
You must opt-in to receive emails from a third party.
If someone has an opt-out from receiving email from you, they may still send emails to you via email from a different sender.