Do you wanna start your day than sitting down at your computer with a warm cup of coffee and opening your email and only to see a glut of spam messages spill out in front of you. There are so many spams like advertisements, chain letters, and outright scams can flood your inbox every day, and deleting them can feel like an endless game of whack-a-mole.
You will never be able to stop all spam. The only force on Earth more persistent than bacteria are spammers. However, if you take the right precautions, and put in a little work, you can trim your incoming spam emails to a manageable amount. Here’s the way to do.
STEP 1: MANAGE YOUR SPAM FILTERS
Every email services have built-in features to protect against spam. Your email service may automatically deem certain incoming emails as spam based on various factors such as specific, “spammy” words in the message, or use of attachments. You can “train” this filter by manually marking any spam which makes it through. For example, in Gmail when you open a message which you think that is spam, you can open the drop-down menu next to the reply bottom in the upper-right corner, then click Report spam.
This help you finish two important issues. The first one is moving the email in question to your spam folder and the second one is that its machine learning programs can more accurately detect spam.
You yourself can can also set spam filters. For example if you find yourself getting a lot of spam with common themes, such as you get a lot of offers about jobs where you can make $500 a day working from home. You can create a filter to send such messages to your spam folder directly.
For example with Gmail, click the gear icon in the upper-right and click Settings from the resulting drop-down menu.
Then, select the tab labeled Filters and blocked addresses. Under the heading the following filters are applied to all incoming mail, you will see all the filters you have applied or you can not see anything if it have nothing.
We can offer an example such as you filter out any messages that contain certain words (such as “Work from home”), or any messages that include attachments greater than 2MB in size.
STEP 2: UNSUBSCRIBE FROM COMMERCIAL EMAILS
It can be have much of the clutter in your inbox consisting of commercial messages such as when a clothing store sends you a promo for an upcoming sale. You can be annoyed by this but it’s easy enough to opt out of them.
Under U.S. law, commercial emails must include “a clear and conspicuous explanation of how the recipient can opt out of getting email from [the sender] in the future.” It is usually have feature an “unsubscribe” button, usually near the bottom of the message in many such emails. While you go into an email and look for the unsubscribe button, and click on it, you won’t need to worry about receiving emails from that sender later on.
STEP 3: KEEP YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS OUT OF SPAMMER’S HANDS
You can keep your email address as private as possible if you want to cut down on spam. You just only give your email out to people you know professionally, and avoid posting it on popular sites or social media services. You should maintain a separate email address for commercial purposes (such as when a business or restaurant offers to email your receipt rather than print it).
You can not prevent all spam messages, but if you follow the tips above, it should help stanch the flow efficiently
STEP 4: OPT FOR SOME SPAM-BLOCKING SOFTWARE
You can also install software specifically to filter spam from your inbox if you want an additional layer of protection beyond what your email client provides. There are some free spam-filtering software which are free such as Spamhilator (Windows) or SpamSieve (MacOS), both of which can connect to your email client and may offer tools that email clients don’t, thus giving you a higher detection rate.