Let’s face it we all hate spam! Whether is is the edible version (a debatable term in relation to the ham derivative) or the constant bombardment to our in boxes. Spammers have become a headache we all deal with & getting off their lists almost impossible.
These days hitting the “Unsubscribe” button can be your worst move, in many cases this simply notifies the spambot’s that your email address is a legitimate one & you get escalated into a whole new round of unwanted in-box junk mail.
If we cannot get rid of them then we must use some tools to manage them, here are a few you may want to try.
If you use Gmail this is a great add on for Firefox, Safari & Chrome browsers, you instantly have access to the social media profile, Skype etc of the person emailing you.
Not a free service, though you can have a trial at no cost before deciding if it is worth the small monthly or annual fee. Mailstrom gives you the power to delete emails in bulk, archive or mark as spam. One of my personal favourite features is viewing multiple emails from the same contact, they are grouped nicely by date & or time received for easy reference.
Again not a free service but give the 14 day free trial a go before you decide. SaneBox determines the importance of each email based on your past interaction with your Inbox. It moves unimportant messages out of the Inbox into a new folder called SaneLater, and summarises them in a digest. Now you can focus on what’s important without missing anything!
Limit your email frequency
If you use multiple social media profiles like I do, you could be bombarded with literally thousands of emails every day from the standard settings many platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus etc set. The good news is you can limit or even turn off all of these notification emails. These will always be in your settings.
Do yourself a favour & take the time to check which notifications you really want or need & turn off the rest.
Have you found any great tools or ways to combat spam, let me know in the comments section below.