With the advancement of technology, everyone is trying to become more effective at work and in life, and communication channels we are using are not an exception. Considering the present situation where COVID-19 is flattening the growth of the retail industry, many business owners are taking their businesses online. So, when it comes to online business, email plays a very important role. At the same time, many people have started working remotely. Consequently, the number of interactions with colleagues, partners, and clients through email has increased as well.
Email is one of the most convenient ways to communicate as it offers unlimited messages and quick delivery. However, everything has positive as well as negative sides and email is not an exception. If you don’t know how to manage email inbox effectively, your account will be filled with spam messages and newsletters. People have been using email for years, and still most of them find it difficult to deal with spam and marketing newsletters. If you don’t know how to deal with it properly, it will eat a lot of time from your working hours. As a result, your productivity will be hampered. Therefore, we have come up with some strategies that will help you to unsubscribe from spam effectively. Don’t miss the following hacks:
- Use an Email Unsubscribe Tool: Well, every email from a legitimate sender should contain an unsubscribe link. You just need to open the message and go to the bottom of the page. At the bottom, you will find the unsubscribe link where you just need to click. However, sometimes, these links are not workable as the messages were sent by spammers. Also, if you are getting too many promotional newsletters, it may be too time-consuming to open each of them manually which will negatively affect your productivity. Instead, you can use a software tool or a mobile app to unsubscribe from all emails and newsletters you no longer need. You can try such tools as Clean Email or LeaveMeAlone which will also allow you to block all unwanted senders. These tools keep your data secured so you don’t need to worry about your personal information or details from your shopping bills.
- Set Your Spam Filter: Nowadays, many email service providers offer spam filters that make your job easier. If you keep receiving messages from a spammer, the email service provider will mark it as read and some providers move them into the trash folder. But, if you think there are some messages that are important and your email service provider is moving them into the trash folder, you don’t have to worry. You can simply train your spam filter. You can customize spam filter settings as per your requirements. If we talk about the Gmail app, it shows the ‘report spam’ button. You will get this option at the top of each page. You can simply click there to mark the sender as a spammer. On the other side, if you find something useful in your spam folder, you can open the mail and mark it as ‘not spam’.
- Use Various Email Accounts for Different Purposes: this is a great management hack for people who like to sign up to many online services and websites. In order to protect your main mailbox from getting spam, you can use an alternative email account for all registrations that are beyond your work-related purposes. For example, if you would like to become fluent and master your skills in learning a new language, you can create a separate email account for registering at all free online resources, get their educational materials, and simply close this account when it becomes not necessary with time.
These are the easiest tips and tricks on how to protect from spam. If you want to boost your productivity and stop wasting time on removing junk emails, start following the above-mentioned hacks as early as possible.