How To Stop Getting Spam Emails - WORK

Jeanann Grubbs Written by Jeanann Grubbs
Last Updated: 5/13/2021
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How To Stop Getting Spam Emails

So many of us get bombarded by emails every day by coworkers, family members, friends, and news outlets, and of course, spam emails. If you do not already know, spam emails are where retail companies send mass amounts of emails to their customers about ongoing sales or new information about their company. Spam emails can also be hackers who send emails with fake links to access your sensitive information. Either way, if it is a hacker or a company you purchased from one or tons of times, it isn't enjoyable. But luckily, there are ways to avoid getting these spam emails, and this blog will teach you exactly how.

First Step When It Comes To Avoiding Spam Emails From Hackers And Retail

The first step to avoid spam emails is to spot it for exactly what it is. Spam emails that come from hackers usually do not have normal email addresses. They will look scrambled and have odd capitalization. If you still are unsure about the email, copy and paste the email address into Google. Google will be able to tell you if the email is real or not. Another great way to spot if you have received a spam email is by reading the email's subject line. If the subject line says something like, "you've won," "urgent," "provocative photos," it is most likely a scam email. Many scammers sent these emails out in the masses and did not even know the names of the people they are sending them to. Therefore, they usually will not use your full name in the email or even spell it right. They often will use "dear sir, or dear miss." If an email from a large corporation comes your way and they are not using your full name, beware. Speaking of grammar and spelling, usually, the emails also contain tons of grammatical errors. If you cannot understand or get irritated reading it because of the errors, it is probably from a scammer.

These scammers do such a great job at scamming people because they make the email seem urgent. Sometimes these scammers will say your bank has spotted suspicious activity regarding your savings account. Seeing this email can be incredibly alarming. But if you genuinely desire to find out if this is true, call the actual company that this scammer pretends to be and ask them directly. This will help confirm or not confirm if that email was real or not. But let's say you fell for the email and clicked on the spam link. These links will normally bring you to a website that will require you to fill in your personal information to win the prize or fix the urgent situation. Well, some questions you may come across are "what is your social security number," "what is your password for your banking account," "what is your credit card number." No professional companies will ask for personal information like this right off the bat.

How To Hide Your Spam Emails Through Gmail And Microsoft Outlook

There are ways to make your inbox hide your spam emails. For Gmail, you can click on the tiny box to the email on the left. From there, you can click report spam. This will allow your Gmail account to filter through those spam emails from that company or hacker so that they do not pop up in your list of emails. If you get spam emails sent to your work email, such as Outlook, you can get rid of spam email similarly to how you do in Gmail. If you click on the Outlook email, you can click on junk, which will send all future emails from that sender to junk. These scammers can tell if you opened their spam email if you click on their link. If you keep doing this, they will continue to send you spam emails because they think you are a good "client."

Some great companies can help you find out who your hackers are or how to filter out scam emails. One website called GladiKnow is a people search engine that can provide you an instant report on anyone in the United States. This report can include your person of interest home addresses, social media accounts, emails, phone numbers, bankruptcies, criminal records, sex offender records, relatives' names, and so much more. If you want to find out if the person emailing you is a hacker or a legit worker of the company they claim to be working for, all you need to do is look up their name. Usually, in these spam emails, a name is included at the end. You can look up that name in the GladiKnow advanced search engine. From there, you can decide what you want to do with the information provided by GladiKnow to decipher if this email came from a real person. For more information on people search engines check out this link.

Some other great websites include Unroll. Me. This website helps you unsubscribe from any spam emails you receive, but it can also save any spam emails that you may be interested in seeing from time to time, such as ones from retail. The most satisfying part is that this is a free service. Another good website that helps you combat spam emails is MailWasher. This company will send you spam emails through their website and decide if you want them sent to your email.

The Best Ways To Avoid Getting Spam Emails

If your biggest problem with spam emails isn't necessarily from hackers, but retail, the best way to fix that issue is to create an email account just for shopping and one for work. This will help you avoid having the retail spam emails clog up your work email. However, if your email is already clogged up, you should probably create a new email account. This may not be very pleasant to do, but after telling all of your clients and friends you have changed it, your inbox will look so much cleaner.

Another great tip is to avoid putting your email on any of your social media platforms. Placing your email on your social media accounts will give scammers easier access to obtaining your personal information. Also, creating 'nonbasic' email addresses can help too. The more unique your email is, the harder it will be for a scammer to find your email addresses. Overall, the best way to ensure you do not receive these spam emails is not signing up for subscriptions, keeping your email private, and staying on top of reporting strange emails as junk mail so that they do not end up building up. No one wants to recreate a new email because their old email was overtaken by spam. Therefore, following these great steps will allow you to be a more organized, less stressed, and less of a vulnerable email user.


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