It is time consuming to get rid of it and clogs up the inbox.


Posted anonymously, 31st August 2017


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  • I have 2 email addresses. One is for personal correspondence (school, banking, work etc.) and the other for everything else (competitions, promotions, etc)


  • It’s very time consuming but I try to go through my emails a couple times a week and unsubscribe to ones I’m no longer interested in.


  • I have this problem also. Some great tips here. I usually just trawl through mine and go through the motions of unsubscribing, although with some of the vile emails I receive I can say with absolute certainty I didn’t and wouldn’t subscribe to anything of the nature that I have been getting recently.


  • I relocate spam emails so I don’t have to look at them and eventually they get deleted. Otherwise I unsubscribe to their emails altogther.


  • I am extremely careful about who gets hold of my email. With the ones that get through, I report as spam then unsubscribe. One time I was being slammed by emails from America. I ended up having to write letters to each of the companies (the postal address was included in email) and telling them I would report them to the federal police if they kept harassing me. They stopped


  • Most of it should go in the Spam folder. If you are unsure about anything delete and never open.


  • Ah, the dreaded Spam – an Inbox nightmare! Depending on the type of email service you use, there are different ways to tackle your Spam messages. With due vigilance and care, you can eliminate the majority of persistent messages getting through – there is no quick way to comb through them all however, you just have to keep chipping away!
    Gmail. Most spam is automatically detected and placed in your Spam folder, where it will be deleted after 30 days. If you receive a message in your inbox that you believe is spam, check the box next to it and click the “Report Spam” button in the top toolbar.
    Yahoo! Mail. Yahoo! has a strong spam filter and most spam messages will automatically be sent to the Spam folder. If you find a message in your inbox that you believe is spam, check the box next to it and click the “Spam” button in the upper toolbar.
    Outlook. Outlook comes installed with a Junk Filter which is set to Low protection. This will catch most obvious spam and direct it to the Junk folder. You can increase the strength of the filter by clicking the Home tab and then clicking Junk. Select “Junk E-mail Options”. Click the Options tab and set the filter to the strength you want.


  • Thanks for all of the good tips. I have tried many, but somehow the tricky ones still get through. Will try some of the extra tips.


  • I have 2 email addresses, one is for the important stuff like school emails, bank, work, family, etc. The other email is for competitions, online purchases, shop rewards,etc, the type of places that pass on your email details to other companies. You need to be careful who you give your email address to. I find with hotmail, you can block any address you don’t want to receive emails from and it never gets to your inbox. Some banks and businesses have hoax/spam/scam email addresses you can forward suspicious emails to.


  • Indeed. Mark it as spam as soon as it comes in. And never answer a spam message!


  • Be careful what lists you subscribe to. MArk it as spam – this will eventually reduce it.


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