Every day, I open Gmail and delete all the spam I receive from random IDs, as well as newsletters and promotional emails from brands I’ve never subscribed to. This can be a tedious process as the flow of spam is endless. My inbox often fills up with spam mails and my important emails get lost in this mess. If you also deal with unwanted email in Gmail, here are some easy hacks that can help you clean up your inbox and keep it spam-free.
Unsubscribe from Mass Reports and Spam Emails
Log on to Gmail and select all spam emails you want to unsubscribe from (make sure you haven’t selected any important email IDs).
click on I icon at the top and you will be shown options to ‘Report Spam’ or ‘Report Spam and Unsubscribe’.
Go through the list of IDs listed and if nothing important is shown here, select Report Spam and Unsubscribe alternative.
You will now stop receiving emails from these accounts.
Create a Filter to Detect Spam Emails
- Open Gmail, click on the search box at the top and type unsubscribe To list all promotional emails.
- Select all of these spam emails, but make sure you cross-check once if there is a newsletter or mail that you actually use.
- Click on the three dots at the top and select Filter messages like this,
- click now create filter Select Options and choose what you want to do with these emails. If you want these emails to be deleted automatically, you can click on create a filter option and choose delete it alternative.
- You will get a pop-up at the bottom notifying you that a filter has been created. In addition to deleting, you can also choose to filter such emails by labeling them or marking them as read.
use a temporary email id
When you share your primary Gmail ID on random websites, your ID is shared with many third parties, and you run the risk of getting spam emails. Sometimes spam emails can look legitimate, and you may click on phishing links that pose a risk to your personal information.
Instead of using your primary Gmail ID across all websites, you can share a temporary ID.
- Visit any website that offers a free temporary email ID, such as temp-mail.org.
- Now copy the available temporary email address and use it instead of your real email id wherever you want, and you will get emails here instead of your real Gmail account. Alternatively, you can create a Gmail ID which is to be used only on such websites.
- This way, your primary Gmail account will remain secure and spam-free.
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