Every day I open Gmail and delete all the spam I get from random IDs, as well as the newsletters and promotional emails from brands I never subscribed to. This can be a tedious process because the flow of spam is endless. My inbox is often cluttered with spam emails and my important emails get lost in this mess. If you also include junk e-mails in gmailhere are some simple hacks that can help you clear your inbox and keep it spam free.
Mass reporting and unsubscribing from spam email
Sign in to Gmail and select all the spam emails you want to unsubscribe from (make sure you don’t select an important email ID).
Click on the i icon at the top and you will be presented with the options ‘Report spam’ or ‘Report and unsubscribe spam’.
Go through the list of IDs listed here and if nothing important shows up here, choose the Report spam and unsubscribe choice.
You will no longer receive emails from these accounts.
Create filters to detect spam email
- Open Gmail, click the search box at the top and type Sign out to view all promotional emails.
- Select all these spam emails, but make sure to check once to see if there is a newsletter or email in there that you actually use.
- Click on the three dots at the top and choose Filter posts like this.
- Now click on the create filter and choose what to do with these emails. If you want these emails to be automatically deleted, click the Create a filter option and choose remove it choice.
- You will get a pop-up at the bottom informing you that a filter has been created. Apart from deleting, you can choose to filter such emails by applying labels or marking them as read.
Using a temporary email address
When you share your primary Gmail ID on random websites, your ID is shared with various third parties and you risk receiving spam emails. Sometimes spam emails look legitimate and you can click on phishing links that can put your personal information at risk.
Instead of using your primary Gmail ID on all websites, you can share a temporary ID.
- Visit a website that offers free temporary email IDs, such as temp-mail.org.
- Now copy the temporary email address that is available and use it instead of your actual email ID wherever you want, and you will receive the emails here instead of your actual Gmail account. Alternatively, you can create a Gmail ID to be used only on such websites.
- This way, your primary Gmail account will remain secure and spam-free.