How Often you check your Spam and Junk Mails?

@rakesh284 (1472)
India
March 18, 2009 8:23am CST
Yesterday when I was checking my gmail account I found more than 500 mails in my Spam folder. I was so surprised. I just went through most of them and cleared them all. In my yahoo account there were around 200 mails I read them and deleted almost all. So I was not able to be active on mylot for long time. What about you? Do you regularly check your Spam and Junk Mail Folder?
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@achinthya (1217)
• India
27 Mar 09
Hello Rakesh, I don't have time to go through all the junk/spam emails in my inbox, so I would just have a one glance, a look whether any of my mails is in there or not then press delete all.Spam mails really irritates me.I get aroun 100 spam emails everyday.Good day!
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@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
29 Mar 09
Yes mostly they are irritating ones. But sometimes some useful ones are also present there So we have to take a glance over it. Thanks for sharing your views here Bye
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@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Nope they pile up until they empty themselves which is every 24 hours that is what I have the spam dump set for in my emails.
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@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
29 Mar 09
It is also a nice thing to do I guess. Thanks for your response Bye
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@kellycat (48)
• United States
22 Mar 09
I check mine everyday.I have 3 email accounts and check them daily. I do not read most of my spam email, but I go through them and look at the sender to see if I recognise any and if not delete them. I do this beacuse I once got an email from a lawyer if the law firm that was representing me in a case and she was helping out my lawyer and was emailing to let me know that she would be in court with me in my next day apperance. Had I not looked through my spam folder and been curious that the email was from a different lawyer I would never have known. So make it a habit of looking on a daily basis and you will also never have 500 or so emails.
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@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
25 Mar 09
Thanks for your useful response Even I sometimes do the same thing
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@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
22 Mar 09
I usually don't check my spam and junkmail folders, I just delete them, unless I'm expecting an email from someone and I haven't gotten it in my inbox I'll go to my junkmail folder and see if its in there, but most of the time I just delete them.
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• India
21 Mar 09
I am not at all bothered about the spam and junk mails. I will just delete them all when i get time or I let gmail to delete them automatically once in a month. I will never have a look at spam or junk mails.
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
20 Mar 09
I receive hundreds of spam every week. I delete 30 to 50 every day! Fortunately my Gmail filters them quite well; I do get the odd one in my in box and when I do I create a filter so they don't come through again. I must say the number has increased and I seem to be receiving a lot more junk mail lately. I don't bother opening any of them I just delete the lot every day.
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
Hi there rakesh284! I go through my list of spam and junk mails. But I just go through it and do not read it. There are instances when I get to see mails that are supposed to be in the inbox but are found in the spam. I do not know why that happens but that is the reason why I go through the list of spam and junk mails. All the rest that I do not need, I delete immediately.
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
24 Dec 09
Hi there, thanks for your response. Well it is just a precaution that you are taking by checking those mails and it is good thing.
• India
30 Mar 09
i also receive a lot of junk mails in my gmail account the best way to get rid of them is the delete all the spam button on the top i us it quite often any way mail has a very good spam filter so if the message ended in the spam i am quite sure it has nothing to be read .. so i hop you start using the button often
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
31 Mar 09
Thanks for your useful suggestion I will dare to press delete button at least on my gmail account to save some time. Thanks Have a nice life ahead Bye
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Every day when I get on yahoo to read my email, I run a quick check of the spam first and delete the entire bunch before I even go to my email. I have been gradually whitling down my email folder which once was over 600 and now has less than 200!! I am so proud of me!! But I have deleted some of my mylot pages to get there since I know I will never get to them all.
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
29 Mar 09
It is good idea to clean spam mail first I am also good in managing other e-mails in yahoo. I have over 15 other folders in my yahoo account and I daily manage them accordingly. Thanks for your useful response Bye
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@jambi462 (4595)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I only check my spam and junk mails when I have a ridiculous amount of them in there like three hundred or something like that. Other then that I don't really care about my spam or junk emails because like they say they are usually just junk and nothing important.
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
20 Mar 09
It is the mailer filter that says it unimportant but who knows what really is? But most of the time they are unimportant mails only but sometimes there are some useful mails also in spam or junk mails Thanks for your useful response Have a nice life ahead Bye
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
18 Mar 09
I check mine daily! I subscribe to a lot of survey sites and similar earning sites, and sometimes the mails end up in the spam folder. I check my spam constantly because its easier when there are ten messages to clear them out rather than 500. I also work in an office, so I have a lot of time in front of a computer. Do you have a seperate email for earning online? I should have thought of doing that, because most of the mail in my inbox is spam, too!
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
19 Mar 09
Thanks for your useful response If you are using an account to earn money online then there are many mails in your spam folder. We should have a separate id in use to earn money online Have a nice life ahead Bye
18 Mar 09
nope! i never chek my spam folder in any of mail accounts. i think its a waste of time, and am not likely to open any of it anyway
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
19 Mar 09
Thanks for your useful response You think that it is waste of time. Bye
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
I do regularly check my email and my hubby's email since we both have no issues checking each other's mail. If i find a lot of spam, they will only go for deletion. The rest of the messages will be kept safe and tagged. Anyway about different kinds of email, yes i do go from one email account to another one, cleaning and checking it every day as i have time allotment for email checking.
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
19 Mar 09
Thanks for your useful response I think that it is nice idea to allot time for checking mails. Nice time management scheme Have a nice life ahead Bye
• United States
18 Mar 09
Usually I check spam email everyday. I just browse though my spam folder if there are no emails that interested me I just delete them.
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
18 Mar 09
Thanks for your useful response I also check and delete them if they are unnecessary Bye
@arvaster (521)
• United States
18 Mar 09
Well.. they're spam so I do not ever check them. With exception of whenever I request passwords from certain sites they end up in junk. So I will have to fetch them from there. Gmail does a very good job with filtering spam so I don't really have any problems with what I just mentioned, but even the best sometimes does mistakes and you have to dig in the nasty pile of spam
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
18 Mar 09
Thanks for sharing your views in my discussion I think you are right gmail filters them very well. Have a nice life ahead Bye
@mymytri (2032)
• India
18 Mar 09
Of course.Every week i check spam folder in my account and see any important mail thrown there.If they are important i will move them into my inbox and delete remaining mails.I don't how i get so many spam mails and how the people get my mail ID? I really hate them..
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
18 Mar 09
Thanks for your useful response Even I am confused how they get our id. Even thought they are doing there job by sending there mails Its our job to accept there offer or decline it It is for some offer mails which we might get sometimes. Have a nice life ahead Bye
@benny128 (3621)
18 Mar 09
I dont check them as they are for spam, and thats all I use them for when I buy something online and they want my email address i givethem my spam email never to be bothered again by them lol, untill I buy something else then I use the email as login details
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
18 Mar 09
Thanks for your useful initial response Have a nice life ahead Bye
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
20 Mar 09
When I am asround my Computer I check out my email everyday, but when I am, out of town I go over to my sisters or to the Library.
@frygirl (382)
• United States
19 Mar 09
yes i check my spam folder everytime i check my email accounts because sometimes my survey invitations get put in the wrong folder.so thats one reason that i check my spam folders and the other reason is i hate to have anything left in my email folders when i check them i like to clean them out.
@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
19 Mar 09
I check my junk mail or spam folder everytime I check my e-mail. I delete the complete folder unless there is something there I need to answer. I will move a junk e-mail form the junk folder and but it on my safe list if there is something inportant there.