Is receiving spam emails dangerous?
Spam email can be dangerous. It can include malicious links that can infect your computer with malware (see What is malware?). Do not click links in spam. Dangerous spam emails often sound urgent, so you feel the need to act.
Is it normal to receive spam emails?
A typical email user might get a couple of spam emails a day, and these are generally unavoidable. But if you get substantially more than a few unwanted marketing or solicitation emails per day, you definitely have a problem.
Can you get hacked by just opening an email?
Everybody with a computer does it every day, without a second a thought. This routine activity provides a gateway for malicious hackers to take control of your computer. By simply opening or clicking a link in an email you can have your passwords changed, bank accounts hacked and identity stolen.