Spam is the emails in your inbox generated by sources unwanted by you. These sources usually find your email address and keep sending emails from various sources indefinately, even though you don't wish to have them filling up your inbox.
Spam is nigh-impossible to get rid of altogether, but there are some preventative measures and quick-fixes that may help that inbox to have a little breathing room.
Many email services allow filters for safe words and spam words.
Some filters are kicked-in automatically and some need to be set to 'on'.
Make sure your filtering options are available and currently 'on'
and start placing words into those filters that you don't wish to see again.
Spam words : Viagra, Refinance, Mortgage, Instant Win
Safe words : Tupperware, siteimpressions, recruit, tupper, my.tuppperware, my2.tupperware
In my opinion it's easier to set rules for everything that isn't supposed to be in my inbox rather than what should be in.
If you don't have a spam filter, I suggest forwarding your email to a service that does (Outlook for example).
As shown above, check with your system to find out what their filter options are. This can
reduce your SPAM by 90%. I only get about 4 SPAM per day in my files due to
excessive filtering. (yes, Tupperware has SPAM filter options - see preferences
in your mailbox area)
A quick search on Google or another search engine can render some quick-fixes and massive results.
Go to google.com and type in your service (example OUTLOOK, FILTER, SPAM) and
you should be able to find directions for your email service if online or major
Upon blocking many emails, your friends and family may start appearing in the Junk Folder.
To prevent this, set a safeword (Example : tuppersheryl) in which they type in the subject line
of their email to you so it ends up in the inbox
Anyone who sends you mail with your passmail word would automatically be deemed
safe from then on. This is what a lot of businesses use. You can add it to your
sig line so when they respond it doesn't go to SPAM too.
People are now able to use their computers to do the dirty-work of finding e-mails.
Do not place your e-mail address directly as text on your page unless you are comfortable with your spam filters.
You can spell-out words like (at) or (dot) or use as a link and change wording entirely (see our contact page).
You may have multiple email addresses for different purposes and forward them all into one location.
I have one for online subscriptions (like
my J C Penney weekly emails). One for family (almost NO filtering). One for
Tupperware >>> forwards to my main email. 4 for my business >>> forward to main
email but easier to track which page they link from. You get the idea. If you
don't want too many emails - at LEAST have one for family - one for business -
and one for surfing/online registrations as these sell them to spammers too.