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12:00 AM, July 09, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 09, 2018

Keeping your inbox spam free

Email is probably an indispensable part of work life. Being a free service that delivers messages in matter of seconds, the service is very much susceptible to spam. Armed with malicious messages, professional spammers bombard thousands of email addresses. Most of the everyday mails that we get are spam. But thankfully, almost all the email services comes default with some sorts of spam prevention: they automatically red-flag emails that might seem fishy and has some fraudulent features. All those spooky emails are then moved to a special folder where you can review them later. But these filters come with default setting. Meaning it will work a lot better if you can customise according to your need.  In other words, the spam filter isn't a set; all you need to do is re-configure to suite your need. Gmail, world's one of the biggest free email client has a report spam button. All you need to do is check the email box on the left and mark it as a spam. From next time onwards no such email will come directly to your inbox. Outlook, the revamped email client by Microsoft, you mark the email as spam by right-clicking it in your inbox and clicking Junk. You can also block the sender, from the menu that pops up.

You can also resort to third party extension. According to Popular Science,, a third-party service, works brilliantly to that hunt your inbox for messages from mailing lists for malicious email. And when it actually finds it will give you the option to unsubscribe. also can condense all of these emails into a single daily message that's easier to digest. The best part is, this extension works perfectly with Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo and iCloud.

A lot of unwanted messages make their way into your inbox when you order a product or subscribe to a mailing list—and then the company automatically signs you up to receive unwanted marketing updates or shares your contact information with an advertiser. One workaround for this problem: Create a secondary email address you can use for some of these web activities, such as online shopping or hotel booking.

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