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Use a few email accounts

Having multiple email accounts can be beneficial to your cybersecurity, though it may appear like more trouble than it’s worth. A system like this lets you avoid giving out your personal email to email newsletters and marketing campaigns, which can reduce the risk of phishing and limit the volume of spam might receive.

Try not to send spam other people

Be a responsible and considerate email user. Many people consider email forwards a type of spam, so be selective with the messages you redistribute. Don’t forward every message to everyone in your address book, and if recipients ask that you not forward messages to them, respect their requests.

Set up filters on your email for the greatest protection

Modern automatic filters are pretty good at keeping spam out of your inbox. Nevertheless, they don’t snag everything, meaning the occasional oddball message will still slide through. You can get extra protection on your account with advanced filters configured for specific addresses and domains. Gmail, Yahoo and other major mail providers all incorporate these features.

Delete emails in your spam folder often

Spam messages can account for between 50 and 60 percent of all email traffic, depending on the time of year. In addition to containing potentially hazardous content, at that volume they can also easily eat up your entire inbox capacity. Instead of waiting the normal 30 days for automatic deletion, consider manually mass-deleting them each […]

Report spam

Spam is the electronic equivalent of junk mail. The term refers to unsolicited, bulk – and often unwanted – email. Most email clients offer ways to mark an email as spam or report instances of spam. Reporting spam will also help to prevent the messages from being directly delivered to your inbox.

Consider opening an additional email to reduce spam

Many domains offer free email accounts. If you frequently submit your email address (for online shopping, signing up for services, or including it on something like a comment card), you may want to have a secondary email account to protect your primary email account from any spam that could be generated. You could also use […]