Nothing is more infuriating than beginning your day with a barrage of spam emails. You may be distracted by spam and fraudulent emails filling your inbox, ranging from ads to promotional messages to chain letters. And removing them is a never-ending fight that requires a proactive approach. However, there is no need to be concerned; here are some strategies for dealing with spam emails.
Customize your spam filter
Most email programs have built-in spam detection bots, referred to as filters, that identify emails that seem to be fraudulent, unwanted, or useless and forward them to a separate folder for further examination. Meanwhile, these filters may work better and prevent spam emails from reaching your inbox when customized to indicate whether the client made a mistake or properly selected spam emails.
When you open the spam email that made it past the spam filters and into your inbox, click the “Report Spam” button that looks like an exclamation point in your Gmail app. Additionally, choose “Not Spam” for emails that were inadvertently delivered to the Spam folder.
To report an email as spam in Outlook, right-click the message and choose ‘Junk’ followed by ‘Block Sender’ from the pop-up menu. By choosing the Ribbon menu, then clicking “Junk” and selecting “Junk Email Options”, you may check and modify the spam filter settings.
The majority of emails that become spam were previously subscribed to. To avoid the hassle of needlessly deleting or overflowing your inbox, search for unsubscribing buttons that will terminate your subscription to such emails and also delete your email address from their list. Unsubscribe buttons are often included at the bottom of emails.
Another option is to use a third-party service known as Unroll.me. Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and iCloud are all supported by this add-on. It scours your inbox for emails from mailing lists and provides a one-click unsubscribe option.
Utilize diverse email addresses
To prevent having your inbox clogged with spam emails, it’s a good idea to establish a backup email address for use while subscribing to mailing lists, signing up for marketing updates, buying online, booking hotels, and engaging in other online activities. Use your main email address only for formal and critical communications.
While adding another email address will not prevent spam from reaching your inbox, it will protect your main email account from clutter.
Ensure the security of your primary email addresses
Another way to avoid spam emails is to keep your primary email address off public platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and a variety of other places where fraudsters and bots may gather it.