Dear Computer Lady,
I love your informative newsletter.
When I get an unknown email is it safe to click Unsubscribe?
thanks in advance, Lisa
When you get an email that you did not sign up for, it is usually being sent by a spammer, and the only reason that a spammer would have an unsubscribe link in the email is to find out if there is a real person reading the emails.
So, while clicking the unsubscribe link will probably not cause damage to your computer, it will almost guarantee that you will get more unwanted email messages from a multitude of spammers.
The best thing to do is delete the email and move on.
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Elizabeth Boston is a Web designer, Social Media Consultant and managing editor of, “Ask The Computer Lady”.
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