I wish there was a decent way to ensure that you wouldn’t get unwanted email … I mean I can’t even stop my friends and relatives from sending chain letters and joke mail. LOL Why do I hope to get email advertisers to stop sending me junk?
I did discover something that helps me “quarantine” the unwanted email. I now run all my email through gmail and then have it forwarded to my main email accounts from there. Google is pretty good at picking out spam so a huge portion of my unwanted email stays in my spam folder at gmail now. Seriously it’s cut out about 80% of the email that I used to have to sort though daily. No more ads for get rich schemes, IT job search or strange health products! I just check my gmail spam box every few days to make sure no real mail is getting stuck there and then delete all the spam.
I still get too much mail though! Probably because I have so many websites – between approving comments and getting direct email through my contact forms … and that unwanted email from relatives I have enough email to keep me busy for at least two hours each day! Speaking of “spammy relatives” my husbands cousins have time to send at least four chain letters or joke emails each day, but no time to send an email to tell us that his uncle has been in the hospital since Saturday? Now that’s bad.
Do you get too much email too? Too much spam or stuff that you just don’t care about?