How to effectively reduce spam in the email inbox?

Vitali Lutz
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Spam is an annoying problem that has increased rapidly in recent years. More and more spam emails end up in your electronic mailbox and more and more legitimate emails get lost in the spam garbage.

Below are some basic rules you can use to effectively reduce the amount of spam in your email account:

  • Use a different email address than your personal account if you are asked for the email address somewhere on the Internet and you don't know or trust the provider.
  • Create different email addresses for different purposes. One for private communication, others for orders, others for advertising and so on.
  • Don't use your professional email address for private purposes - always separate private and professional.
  • Don't answer emails asking for personal information, otherwise spammers will know that your address is active and send more spam.
  • Do not sign up for newsletters or subscribe to mailing lists unless you really want to.
  • Do not click on links in unsolicited emails, just delete them.
  • Don't open email attachments from people you don't know, or you'll have far more problems than just unwanted emails.
  • Don't forward emails without permission, or you'll make yourself a spammer and even get spam back in response.
  • Don't use public computers to access private accounts, because that creates a privacy risk that could be abused for spam purposes.
  • Don't download files from untrusted websites, as they might send your personal information, including your email address, to the Internet after you access them.
  • Don't click on advertisements in emails or you'll receive more and more of the exact same ads.
  • Do not give your email address to people you do not know or trust. People or companies who ask for your email address usually intend to use it for self-serving advertising purposes.

Spam in your email inbox can only be effectively reduced if you are careful with your email account and trust your email address only to those you "trust". Ideally, you should set up multiple email accounts for different purposes, for example, one account for advertising, another for orders, and another for business purposes.

Vitali Lutz

About Vitali Lutz

Vitali Lutz is a versatile author on all aspects of business and technology. Thanks to his ability to adapt to a wide range of topics and his great thirst for knowledge, he writes about anything that interests him.

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