You must have received spam messages daily in Gmail from a random ID. In addition, you can also receive newsletters and promotional emails from various brands that you have never subscribed to. Your valuable time will be wasted in deleting such unwanted emails and spam messages. So here we are telling you how to stop such unwanted letters or emails so that you can save your precious time, keep your Gmail account inbox clean and keep you away from any phishing attacks.
Report Spam and Unsubscribe from Spam Emails
After logging into Gmail, select all the spam emails you want to unsubscribe from.
Then click on the ‘i’ icon at the top, after which you will see the option to report spam or report spam and unsubscribe.
Check the selected email id once again and select Report Spam and Unsubscribe option. Once you enable these accounts you will no longer receive emails from these accounts.
Apply Filters to Detect Spam Emails
Open your Gmail account and click on the search box at the top. Here, type unsubscribe to list all promotional emails.
Select all spam emails, but do not include any emails or newsletters that may be useful to you.
Now click on the three dots above and select Filter messages like this.
Now click on the Create Filter option and choose what you want to do with these spam emails. For example, if you want such emails to be deleted automatically, you can click Create Filter and select the Delete option.
You will get a popup informing you that the filter has been created. In addition to deleting, you can also label such emails.
Use a temporary email ID.
When you share your Gmail ID on different sites, then this ID goes to a third party. In such a situation, your risk of getting many spam emails increases. Sometimes these spams seem legitimate enough, and you can get caught in a phishing attack.
In such a situation, instead of giving your primary Gmail ID, you can give a temporary ID.
Websites like temp-mail.org provide you with a free temporary ID. You may use a temporary ID from any such site.
This is how you can keep your primary Gmail account safe and spam free.
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