Last Updated on 11 months by Touhid
Spam email is a unsolicited, unwanted and suspicious messages which sent in bulk through emails. The email spam messages are commercial in nature and malicious attempt to gain access to your computer. In this post, we will give you some important tips on how to permanently stop spam emails.
Spam emails are unsafe. This type of email may contain malicious links that can redirect to you a vulnerable website and infect your computer with malware.
Spam email is still a problem even today and it waste huge amount of time. So, we should permanently stop the spam emails anyway.
There are powerful filtering options in most popular email such as Gmail and Yahoo, which ensure that you will never receive any malicious or phishing email.
How to permanently stop spam emails?
We know that, email is an outstanding asynchronous communication system, where people can easily send their message to recipients. And companies can advertise their newest products and services to the customers.
However, sometimes you may receive unwanted message from unknown source or attacker. In that case, you will never click the email links or don’t download the suspicious email attachment.
If you continuously receive unsolicited email from a specific email address, then you should mark it as Spam. Here are the best steps and tips on how to permanently stop spam emails.
- Report Spam On Gmail
- Report Spam On Yahoo
- Don’t Respond To Spam Email
- Don’t Share Your Email Address
- Use A Disposable Email Address
- Never Publish Your Email on Your Website
- Use Multiple Email for Different Purposes
1. Report Spam on Gmail
First, we will show you how to permanently stop spam emails on Gmail account. Reporting spam and unsubscribe in Gmail Mail is very easy job.
There are few simple steps to Report Spam a sender email address on Gmail, which are as follows:
Step 1: Open the Email Message
After login into your Gmail account, you will click and open the message, which you want to Report Spam and unsubscribe. When the message will open you can see the three dotted icon in the top right side.
Step 2: Click on the Dotted Icon
After then, click on the three dotted icon and you can see the different option and “Report Spam” is one of them.
Step 3: Report Spam Email Address
Finally, click on the Report Spam. And you may see the following pop-up windows to confirm Report Spam and Unsubscribe. This email message will marked as spam.
2. Report Spam on Yahoo
Now, we will show you how to stop spam emails on Yahoo account. Reporting spam and unsubscribe in Yahoo Mail is also very easy job.
There are also few steps to Report Spam a sender email address on Yahoo Mail, which are as follows:
Step 1: Open the Message
Login into your Yahoo Mail and open the Inbox message, which you want to Report Spam. When the message will open you can see the some icon such as Archive, Move, Delete and Spam in the top middle position.
Step 2: Mark as Spam
Go to Spam icon and mouse over on the icon, then you can see the pop-up a message “Mark as SPAM”. This pop-up message indicates this email (which you want Report Spam) will marked as spam email.
Step 3: Report Spam Email Address
Finally, click on the Spam icon. This email message will go to your Spam folder.
3. Don’t Respond to Spam Email
This is very important tips for you who receive spam emails and getting spam email every day.
Simply, replying to spam emails the spammers know that your account is active and you’ll get more spam email and will be the target for future attack.
Suppose, you have received a message and if you make out the email is spam then don’t open it. By the by, if you open the email then close it immediately and don’t click the URL link or response the email.
If you response the email then you will redirected to another vulnerable website and attacker steal your sensitive information.
In that case, you should mark it as Spam.
4. Don’t Share your Email Address
If spammers know your email address, then they will harass you by sending large number of email. And if you response on that mail then they will hack your sensitive information.
So, to stop spam emails, you should never share your email address with people (known/Unknown) and organizations.
It is suggested that don’t publish your email address on the website.
5. Use a Disposable Email Address
This is another tip on how to permanently stop spam emails for Gmail and Yahoo. It is very common case, that we are using our primary or main email address in everywhere.
For example, you need to enter your email address for online shopping, travelling or to sign up for website applications.
In that case, it is better to use disposable email address to protect from spam emails. So, you should use your primary or main email address only for personal and secret reasons.
6. Never Publish Your Email on Your Website
If you have a personal website, then try to avoid putting your email address on web page. Spammers can easily find out your email address from your website and send you tons of spam email.
It is better try to keep your primary email address secret and not disclosed to others via website. However, you can use a web contact information form instead of email address.
7. Use Multiple Email for Different Purposes
Use multiple emails for different purposes because it can manage emails very efficiently. Even, cyber security expert strongly recommended using different emails for different purpose.
You can use one email address for your personal reason but if you’re running a business then you must having different email accounts.
If you’re using your primary email for personal and business purposes then, spammers can get your email and send you spam emails. So, you should use separate email address for private and for business to stops spam emails in your inbox.
Finally, if you recognize that you have received a spam email then don’t open it. However, if you open the email and then understand it’s a spam email, close it immediately.
We have shown the required steps and tips on how to stop spam emails for both Gmail and Yahoo. You need to follow the above steps and tips to keep spam out of your email and stay safe.
Hope this article will be helpful to protect from spam emails!!!
Learn more about How to Block Emails with Gmail.