Block Email Junk
Junk email, otherwise known as spam, has quickly become a fact of one's digital life—so much so that many people have to handle it on an everyday basis.
Upon logging in to your webmail account or running your email application, you may usually discover that your mailbox is flooded with unsolicited messages from unknown people trying to sell you products you don't want or need or scam you out of private information that enables them to steal your identity.
These garbage correspondences can range from being annoying to harmful, and they're almost never useful to you in any way, shape, or form.
Furthermore, even though spam has become so ingrained in modern culture that they're almost impossible to fight off, you can use an assortment of approaches to effectively stem the spam tide and keep it from clogging your inbox altogether.
Be careful of who you give your email address out to
Use your email provider's spam blocker on your account
- Most email providers like Google or Yahoo offer a spam blocking system that analyzes incoming messages for potential spam-like attributes and gets rid of identified spam on the server level before any of them could land on your inbox.
- The filter can either move them to a labeled folder for later deletion or delete them outright at your behest.
- Furthermore, if you're aware of the email of the spammers who are sending you junk email, you can put these addresses in the filter to block them permanently.
Download a free spam filter program or buy one to easily hold back spam
- Whether they're propriety programs or freeware, spam filters are the way to go when it comes to combating the annoyances and system-compromising hazards of junk email.
- These applications usually provide quality service for all major email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, and Gmail in order to assist them in immediately detecting and eliminating spam.
Avoid forwarding mass emailed messages such as the latest news, urban legends, rumors, jokes, funny pictures, virus warnings, human interest pieces
- Forwarded messages are a danger to email users despite their popularity because all the addresses on their forward trail will eventually end up in the hands of the original spammer, thus allowing him to harvest thousands of accounts to spam.
- If a message is really worth sharing, then you better copy the content in a new message before sending it to avoid being part of an address harvesting scam.