What are junk mail and spam?
Spam messages (or "junk email") are unsolicited and unwanted emails for services and products. These sales pitches may be for anything, including health products, adult websites, software, clothing, financial services and many other things. The products and services may be legitimate, or they may be fraudulent, or the emails may be trying to get personal information from you in a specific type of fraud called “phishing.”
How to protect yourself
- Share your email address only with companies and organizations you trust to keep it private, and avoid posting your email address on website forums or newsgroups.
- Enable your Bell Internet Junk Mail filter.
- Don’t respond to junk mail.
- Use an alternative (temporary) email address such as Hotmail or Gmail for non-personal purposes.
- Distort your email address when posting it online so spam engines can’t pick it up, for instance, type "john dot doe at bell dot net" instead of “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
- Report spam by:
- Logging in to Bell Mail
- Click Mail
- Click Junk Email
- Click the checkbox beside each message you want to report
- Click Junk
- Click OK