Q and A: How to Get Rid of Spam Emails

Mardi–Is there any way to block all the junk E-Mails we get?    Thanks–Jerry

Thanks for the question Jerry.  I get this one often.

We can’t really block them, but they can be filtered and redirected to your trash folder.

Just mark them as spam instead of deleting them.  Next time, you get one from the same sender, it will go directly to your trash folder instead of to your inbox.

You can also set up filters for certain subject lines, or words in the subject line.  For example, in gmail you can

  1. Select the message in your message list.
  2. Click the More button, then Filter messages like these.
  3. Enter your filter criteria in the appropriate field(s).
Most email programs have this feature,  just poke around until you find filters or we can set up a time for me to show you how.

On a related note:  Never reply to spam emails or unsubscribe, that just lets the spammers know that they have reached a real email address.

In Joy,


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