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Unwanted emails flooding your inbox? Here's what you can do

If you use the same email address for a significant amount of time, chances are you get hundreds of messages every day that you simply don’t need or care about. Whether it’s discounts and sales from stores you bought your friend from on that birthday, or even potentially dangerous spam that’s trying to sell your personal information, the time and energy it takes you to sift through all that junk is simply not needed.

That’s why we’re giving you a few simple steps to take back control of your inbox.

Unsubscribing from promotional and advertising email lists

When shopping online, most retail businesses will require you to enter your email before purchasing in order to keep you informed of how quickly your order will reach you. Makes sense, right?

But what they don’t tell you is that now that they have your email address, they’ll send you multiple emails a day with their latest promotional discounts and deals in the hopes that you’ll keep shopping with them.

A good idea to increase privacy is a recording email address.

A good idea to increase privacy is a recording email address.
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How do I unsubscribe?

  • Login to your email account
  • Click on one of the promotional emails in your inbox
  • Scroll to the bottom and look for an unsubscribe link
  • Click the link and follow the steps provided by the retail company to unsubscribe

Report unwanted emails as spam

Every email account automatically comes with a Spam folder. Sometimes your email provider recognizes spam before it reaches your main inbox and automatically puts it in your Spam folder so you don’t even have to see it. But it’s important to know when an email that lands in your inbox looks suspicious, in case your ISP misses something.

How do I get rid of spam in my main inbox?

  • Always check the email subject line before clicking on it. If it looks suspicious or something you don’t recognize, it’s probably spam
  • If you think the email might be spam, right-click the email without opening it
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Take control of your inbox by deleting all junk mail
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  • A dropdown menu should appear when you right click. select the option report spam🇧🇷 mark as spamor mark as trash
Take control of your inbox by deleting all junk mail

Take control of your inbox by deleting all junk mail
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Create an alternate email address

Yes, we know that the idea of ​​creating an entirely new email seems like a lot of work. But we can assure you that it’s a lot simpler than you think and will keep your email address inbox cleaner and more organized than ever.

What is an alternate email address?

An alias email address is a forwarding email address that you can keep separate from your main email inbox, but still have access to all those emails. You can create several different alias email addresses, depending on what you want that particular alias to be used for. Some examples include:

  • Promotional or discount alias for every store you shop at
  • Work-related aliases for all your business emails
  • School nickname to keep track of all your assignments
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Take control of your inbox by deleting all junk mail
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Which alias email service should I use?

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Our #1 pick for alias email addresses is StartMail, a secure email platform that lets you keep your inbox safe and free of junk email. Some benefits of subscribing to StarMail include:

  • Unlimited anonymous aliases can be created to protect your information from being sold
  • Automatic email encryption so only you and the recipient can see your messages
  • StartMail can be used on any device
  • See the entire links in your email before clicking them, so you’re less likely to fall for malware or a phishing scam

To learn more about my review, visit CyberGuy.com/Mail.

Take control of your inbox by deleting all junk mail

Take control of your inbox by deleting all junk mail
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