5 Steps to stop spam emails
Here are 5 simple steps to stop spam emails:
1. Train your filter
A rule to remember is to not only delete spam from your inbox but to select it and tell your mail client that the message is spam. For example, if you are using Gmail’s website, click the Report spam button in the toolbar (the icon looks like an exclamation point inside a stop sign).
2. Never respond to spam
If you recognise something as spam before you open it, don’t open it. Do not click a link or a button or download a file from a message that you even slightly suspect is a spam.
3. Hide your email address
Keep your email address private. The more people who have your email address, the more spam you’re going to get. Don’t use it on websites unless you absolutely must. Alternatively, you can use a disposable email address.
4. Use a third-party anti-spam filter
Most of the major security suites come with an anti-spam filter that can augment the one on your client—but only if that client is local. In other words, they can work with Office’s Outlook program, but not with Outlook.com.
5. Change your email address
This may seem drastic, but if you are overloaded with spam, this might be your best option.