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How to Stop Receiving Spam Emails

How to Stop Receiving Spam Emails

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Sometimes, spam emails don’t go straight to the spam folder, and instead, bother us by showing up in our inbox. This can be quite annoying.

For that reason, 5-Minutes Crafts has created a quick guide on how to stop receiving this spam.

Train the spam filter.

Deleting emails alone won’t stop you from receiving them, you should also report them as spam.

  • Mark the square next to the email, or emails, that you want to delete.
  • Click the button to report spam on the email platform you’re using.

Note 1: When you use the report spam button, your email gets better at differentiating similar undesirable emails.

Note 2: The process for deleting emails on email platforms will resemble this — look for a button that says “report spam,” or anything that looks like that.

Unsubscribe from spam emails in certain cases.

  • In general, experts recommend to simply delete spam emails or mark them as spam, even if they contain an unsubscribe button.
  • Unsubscribing might encourage spammers to send you more emails, as they notice your account is active.
  • Emails that are safe to subscribe to are ones that use the official email of a company.

Block the spam emails.

On Gmail

  • Open the spam email.
  • Click the 3 dot icon.
  • Click block.

On a mac

  • Click on Mail.
  • Click on preferences.
  • Select the rules tab.
  • Click add rule.
  • Insert the email of the sender in “From Contains.”
  • Click ok.

On Hotmail/Outlook

  • Select the email in your inbox, or open it.
  • On the top toolbar, select junk.
  • Next, select block.

Change your email address.

It’s a drastic measure, do this if:

  • You’ve replied to spam email before, or have had your address out in the public.
  • You’re overrun with spam email.

General tips

  • Only subscribe to companies or websites that you trust.
  • Don’t engage with spammers.
  • Don’t reveal your private email on social media or on public domains.
  • Read the terms and conditions attentively. Sometimes you might be subscribing to something you don’t want.
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