Approximately forty-five percent of all emails are spam emails. These can build up in your inbox quickly, especially if you’ve had the same email for a long time.
So, how do you cut down on spam emails and clear out your inbox?
Well, we’ve got you covered. Check out our best tips on how to get rid of spam emails.
1. Watch Where You Click
Clicking on weird links is a major way people end up with more spam in their inboxes. So, don’t click on links that you don’t recognize, particularly from emails with unfamiliar senders.
Above all else, never respond to spam emails – regardless of how real they might seem, or how angry they make you.
2. Have Good Filters
Spam filters can ensure that any spam emails stay out of your inbox and go straight to your junk mail or spam folder. Marking emails as spam helps your email provider recognize spam emails in the future, so don’t just ignore these emails or send them straight to the trash. Take the time to mark them as spam, so you’ll have less in the future.
You can also use third-party spam filters to keep spam from crowding up your inbox. Look at recommendations, and see what filters work for your needs.
3. Keep Your Email Safe
If you give out your email willy-nilly, you’re more likely to end up on random mailing lists and therefore end up with more spam. You can look at the bottom of promotional emails to unsubscribe, but you don’t want to click on spam emails (in case they have viruses or other dangers attached).
But, there are still things you can do. Use an unsubscribe Gmail extension to help get you off lists without having to go list by list.
If you’re getting constant spam emails, it might be time to change your email address. That way, you’ll be able to start fresh.
However, you’ll have to ensure that any important messages or data are copied over first, and you’ll need to make sure that everyone who needs it has your new email address. You can also forward old emails to your new email address – but you might run into the same spam issue.
4. Change Your Email Settings
Different settings in your email account can help reduce the frequency of spam in your inbox.
You can also protect your email by strengthening your privacy settings. These can differ depending on your email provider, so you’ll have to look into specific guides for our needs.
But, there are some things that can always be useful, even if there are different settings. Turn off read receipts for your emails. If you have meeting requests on automatic, ensure that they’re set to manual instead.
Get Rid of Spam Emails Today
With these tips, you’ll be able to get rid of spam emails in no time. So sit down, and start trying these tips out.
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