Do you delete immediately all your spam mails?

Philippines
April 16, 2008 7:03am CST
We recieve a lot of spam mails nowadays and its quite annoying. At times when I dont get to check some of my mails 2-3 days, I get about hundreds of spam mails already! But, some, I dont easily delete my spam mails as I check if some of the mails I'm expecting may have gone to the SPAM box. Do you delete immediately all spam mails?
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@Warmedal (397)
• Sweden
16 Apr 08
My Gmail AND Thunderbird filter everything. Gmail take care of 80% of the spam and Thunderbird the rest. I only check the junkfolder in thunderbird if it marked a mail as spam by mistake.
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• Philippines
16 Apr 08
That's a nice feature of your mail servers. As I found out, gmail don't filter everything as a mail that I was expecting got lost in spam and it was a verification notice thats why I check spam box when Im expecting and know the source. I dont know much about thunderbird though.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I use Norton System Works spam controls for my email and get maybe 10 or so a day is all. A great program. Costly but well worht it. I've used this for 15 + years and love it. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Well that's good news Grandpa Bob! It's simply saying Norton really have a good reputation of its softwares and a reason to trust.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
I have some newsletters that I labeled (marked) as a spam, most of the times I read them first before I get to delete them. And if in-case it is not of my interest, then I just delete it immediately. It's already a habit that I'm used to doing, to keep my e-mails organized..
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
That is nice to know that you keep your e-mails organized. I am a disaster with my first email add but today, I'm more careful and organized with my new emails that I use in web earning sites only.
• Romania
16 Apr 08
I used to check the spam box as well but since I got a virus from one of the links i delete everything without even looking. It's for the best because my ancient computer won't be able to take another virus.
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• Philippines
16 Apr 08
yes a lot of virus are attached nowadays with viruses and we should be careful. Good you have learned your lesson from that. I dont open unless I know the source and place it back to my inbox.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Apr 08
If the email is not from a personal contact or a source that I recognise then I simply delete it. I have no intention of wasting my time reading unsolicited email, which I strongly object to having received in the first place.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I have a great spam filter so the ones that I have spammed before automatically get deleted never coming in my box. the ones that go into my spam folder I double check the address then I report them as spam for further process if I get it from the ame address again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
That is good to hear Grandpa Bob. Its good to check the addresses if its unknown or not. I also do delete it right away if it gets the same address with the same message.
• United States
17 Apr 08
yes i do.
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@seiyuh (162)
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
No, i just don't delete them. I checked it first if there's something familiar [friends, forums i joined, newsletters], then delete 'em.
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@jenni7202 (1598)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I probably shouldn't, but I do delete them all before I look at them. I don't really use my email account for anything other than GPT site confirmations (tells me whether or not my offer is credited or denied), and also my mylot discussion notifications.
@quawertz (781)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
I check my mails only once in a month. So When I open my mails I have tons of spam messages. When I don't have much time, I just delete it. But when I have some spare time, I check it first if there are some messages that don't belong in the spam area.
• Indonesia
12 Jun 08
Back then I have been tired of deleting the spams, and keep changing my email account. Now I'm thinking of using Yahoo's "Address Guard" feature. If the spammers keep sending email to that 'alias' address, then I would only need to delete it. And bye bye to Spammers, their spams would no longer reach my real account.
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Jun 08
I delete everything spam that gmail does not delete.at once without pause.
• Indonesia
6 May 08
i'm using gmail and yahoo, n they have a spam guard. similar with you, i don't immediately delete spam mails. i will check the subject (in the list), who knows they offer something promising
@chirantani (1382)
• India
6 May 08
Yes!! I delete all the spam mails whenever I get them in my inbox or otherwise it affects my work.
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
18 Apr 08
I usaully won't bother with it, I leave it till I feel like deleting then I will delete it.
• Indonesia
18 Apr 08
not really. I still skim through the space to read some messages or titles. when I'm really sure they are spams, I will delete them ASAP. sometimes some messages were filtered as spams but in fact they were not. so I still try to check if there would be any real email that had been caught as spam and then recover it to my inbox.
• Singapore
18 Apr 08
Yes I do. I normally just spare them a quick glance but that glance is so quick that I wouldn't likely have enough time to stop the delete command. It's more like delete and look or delete than try to look.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
i check some of them first if they're important or not because some of my important mails goes directly thru my spam mails
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
18 Apr 08
I just check the first page of my spam emails (a quick scan) then I delete them al.
@NanaL41 (32)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I delete my spam one email at a time, as some of my email from friends is sometimes sent to spam. But for the last two days, I have hit the delete all button instead of the delete button and have lost all of it. I just hope none of my regular email has been deleted by accident. I am getting so much spam, since I decided to try something that came through to me about "something free", it kept going, and going, and going asking questions and then promising that I was nearly through at the end of each page. Thank goodness, I had used a different spelling of my name, so each one that comes in that refers to me by name in the subject line, I recognize immediately. But I sure didn't mean to delete all until I had checked it.....oh well.....
@ClaireN (13)
• France
17 Apr 08
I normally check my hotmail spam folder about once a week to check nothing ended up in there by mistake. I however use two things to reduce the amount of spam. 1. MailWasher. It's a programme that checks your mail on the servers (before you download it) and has an intelligent interface that auto identifies spam and deletes and bounces it for you. Stress free and worth the inital cost 2. Sneakemail. It's free to use and lets you create pseudo email addresses to hide your real one. You create on address or their website & the mail is sent to you via them. If that email starts getting spammed you can just delete it. I would say these two things, plus the gmail/hotmail/etc. spam filters cut down my span by about 99.5%