I received a couple of copies of new spam type emails today.

The emails look official and are similar to an error message which you may receive from your email provider.  The whole point is to get you to click on the link to “retrieve message”

If you place your mouse over the link you will see it takes you to the following, or similar web

http://adaptive.englishedu24.ru/files/imap/eMail.html?****@******.co.uk%20

This does not seem to be a link which is likely to lead to my email provider and so is false.

If you were to follow the link firstly, they will know that they have a “live email address” which can be used in further spam messages and secondly I suspect they will require you to enter your email password to retrieve the message.

Once they have your email address and password they have the keys to the kingdom.