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Aug 9, 2023

13 Tips to Get Rid of Spam Emails

If you're tired of dealing with spam, check our 13 tips steps to effectively get rid of spam emails and regain control of your inbox.

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Spam emails can be a major annoyance, cluttering your inbox and making it difficult to find important messages. Not only do they waste your time, but they can also pose security risks and expose you to phishing attempts. If you're tired of dealing with spam, check our 13 tips steps to effectively get rid of spam emails and regain control of your inbox.

 

Table of Contents

  • Understanding Spam Emails
  • Tips For Avoiding Spam
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Understanding Spam Emails

 

Before we dive into the steps to get rid of spam emails, let's understand what spam emails are. Spam refers to unsolicited, irrelevant, or inappropriate messages sent over the internet, typically to a large number of users. These emails are sent for various purposes, such as advertising products, spreading malware, or phishing for sensitive information.

  1. Enable Two-Factor Authentication: Adding an extra layer of security reduces the risk of unauthorized access to your email account.
  2. Use Strong Passwords: Create unique and complex passwords to prevent hackers from gaining access to your email.
  3. Be Wary of Suspicious Links: Avoid clicking on links in emails from unknown senders or emails that seem suspicious.
  4. Use Anti-Spam Filters Activate Email Provider Filters: Most email providers have built-in spam filters that can automatically detect and move spam emails to a separate folder.
  5. Consider Third-Party Anti-Spam Software: Explore reputable anti-spam software to enhance your email provider's built-in filters.
  6. Unsubscribe from Lists: If you are receiving a lot of unwanted emails you can, accidentally, overlook a potentially dangerous email among unwanted spam. Use Baxter’s Bulk Unsubscribe option to remove yourself from unwanted mailing lists or automatically trash/move to spam incoming email from select senders or whole domains. To do so:
    1. Select an email from a newsletter you no longer want to be subscribed to
    2. Click Unsubscribe on the top menu 
  7. If you want to delete spam email that has already landed in your inbox, use Baxter’s Bulk Remove feature (just next to the Unsubscribe button).
  8. Report Spam Emails: Use the "report as spam" feature in your email client to help your provider identify and block future spam from the same sender.
  9. Use Disposable Email Addresses: When signing up for websites or services, consider using disposable email addresses to protect your primary email from spam.
  10. Minimize Sharing Email Online: Avoid displaying your email address on public forums or social media where spambots can scrape it.
  11. Create Organized Folders: Use folders to categorize and organize your emails for easier management. Create your own or use Baxter’s pre-defined Labels to nest your emails under specific categories. If you get a message nested under Other or not labeled at all, you are alerted to double-check if the sender is legitimate. To create a custom label:
    1. Go to your Baxter’s dashboard and click on Labels
    2. Next to Custom Labels, choose Add New Label
    3. Specify the labels’ name and addresses to be nested under it
  12. Avoid Responding to Spam: Responding to spam emails confirms your email address's validity and may lead to more spam.
  13. Check Privacy Policies: Before sharing your email address with websites or services, review their privacy policies to understand how they handle your data.

 

Implementing these 13 tips will help you reduce the influx of spam emails in your inbox. Remember, staying vigilant and proactive is key to maintaining a clean and organized email account.
 

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FAQs

 

  1. Q: What are spam emails, and why are they a problem?
    A: Spam emails are unsolicited and irrelevant messages sent to a large number of users. They waste time, pose security risks, and can lead to phishing attempts, making them a major nuisance for email users.
  2. Q: How can I enhance the security of my email account to prevent spam?
    A: You can enhance email security by enabling two-factor authentication, using strong and unique passwords, and being cautious of suspicious links in emails.
  3. Q: How can I safely unsubscribe from unwanted mailing lists and remove myself from spam senders using Baxter?
    A: To safely unsubscribe from unwanted mailing lists and automatically move spam emails, use Baxter's Bulk Unsubscribe option. Simply select the email from the unwanted newsletter and click "Unsubscribe" on the top menu. For spam emails that have already landed in your inbox, use Baxter's Bulk Remove feature located next to the Unsubscribe button.
  4. Q: Is it advisable to respond to spam emails or should I avoid doing so altogether?
    A: Do not respond to spam emails as doing so may confirm the validity of your email address to spammers and lead to more spam in the future.
  5. Q: How can I minimize the risk of my email address getting scraped by spambots online?
    A: To minimize the risk of spambots scraping your email address, avoid sharing it on public forums or social media platforms.

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