The Smell of Spam in the Morning

Get In On The Fight Against Spam

So, you wake up and there’s close to 40 or 50 emails your inbox. The problem is, only 4 or 5 of them are from people that you actually know. The rest are spam. Think it’s no big deal? Try adding up how much time you’ll spend sorting through spam over the course of your life and you might start singing a different tune. Fortunately, you’re not helpless. Here are some ways you can get in on the fight against spam.

Use a Spam Filter

There are a number of spam filters on the market. Choose one that works well for you. Some are even built into email programs.

Play With Your Email

Don’t give out your email address, especially when signing up for products, services or info on the Web. How exactly do you get around giving out this information? By using a service like the one at, you can set up “disposable” email addresses.

Use a “temporary” email address to sign up for a service and then delete the address when you no longer need it. This way, if the email address starts getting spam, you know exactly where it came from.

Look For The Little Boxes

When you buy a product or service, there is usually a little sentence with a check box next to it that says “I agree to receive email messages from such and such company and its partners and affiliates” or something like that.

The box is usually checked off by default and if you’re not paying attention, you might be agreeing to a mailbox full of spam. Do yourself a favor and look for check boxes and uncheck them before submitting any forms.

By following the above advice, you’ll be able to limit the amount of spam in your inbox every day.