I hate junk mail

@trader22 (233)
Jamaica
January 30, 2011 2:08pm CST
Seriously, why on earth my inbox and junk keep being fill with nonsense. How on earth these people get my email address. If I trying to change my settings it would block the important mail that I get. I'm tired of deleting. I don't just hotmail anymore. Seems like is only gmail has you protected. Yahoo is to an extent. Any of you have the same problem?
6 responses
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
30 Jan 11
Yes, indeed, I get so many junk mails each day. Most of them are from individuals and companies marketing and promoting their businesses. But, sending them repeatedly really gets very annoying. I have to delete those out every morning when I start my email account.
@JohnMach (555)
• Philippines
30 Jan 11
Be careful where you sign up to. There are websites out there that give away your e-mail addresses to affiliate sites which then sends all sorts of junk mails to you. From what I know, there are filters on e-mails. Use that feature so you don't have to worry about junk mails in the future.
@trader22 (233)
• Jamaica
30 Jan 11
Thats true. I'm more careful now a days.
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Jan 11
Those are basically things you signed in for before, so you have to be beware of programs you will join. Lets say you could have subscribe on something and they used your email as "leads" or potential client. For sure you have registered din many programs at a certain point.
@trader22 (233)
• Jamaica
30 Jan 11
But most times I see things that I never sign up for and websites I never visit.
@maclanis (1576)
• Belgium
31 Jan 11
I hate junkmail as well. But gmail is pretty awesome, because it all goes to my spam folder. It is now filled with emails asking me if I need viagra and emails for enlargment of certain body parts... Nobody wants that! Seriously, what is the point of sending those out..?
@LaDeBoheme (1988)
• United States
31 Jan 11
Unfortunately, spam is a fact of cyber life. You might slow it down, you might fool it for a little while, but you ain't never gonna stop it! I have this vision of little pac man bots running around collecting e-mail addresses off the internet. Use multiple e-mail addresses. I have different e-m addies for important and business purposes, family and friends, my websites, and I have my 'junk' addresses to be used for everything else. (And most of them are easily accessible in one place through an e-mail client.) There is a plethora of freebie webmail accounts you can get -- gmail, yahoo, hotmail, live, lycos. So... not only do I set my filters high, I delegate my mail.
@petersum (4525)
• United States
30 Jan 11
I gave up Hotmail many years ago, just filled my whole quota with spam every day! Yahoo and gmail are much better as you say but it doesn't matter what service you use - you'll still get spam. Having to give an email on signing up is just asking for trouble. Even mylot does it! Why not just reveal your email address when you request payment? I can do without the notifications. In this case, I actually like those sites that give you the option to use their own built-in mailboxes. It isn't so hard to implement, is it? Mylot already has a system for messages - so why not bung the notifications in there!