How to Stop Spam Emails: Six Easy Methods

What Is Spam and Why Is It Still Popular?

How to Stop Spam Emails

1. Unsubscribe from Newsletters

2. Adjust Your Email Preferences

3. Update Your Filters

  1. Log into your Gmail account.
  2. Click the Show search options icon located in the search bar of your Gmail inbox. Then, a window for defining criteria should appear. Define your filter criteria.
  3. Define what Gmail should do with the emails that meet the criteria (e.g., skip the inbox, mark as read, or star it).
  4. Click Create Filter.
  1. Proceed to Settings in Outlook and click View all Outlook settings.
  2. Find the Mail tab and select Rules.
  3. Add your rules.
  4. Save changes.
  1. Click Settings and proceed to More Settings.
  2. Click Filters.
  3. Click Add new filter.
  4. Add your filter name, define the rules, and create a folder for your filtered emails.
  5. Save your changes.

4. Mark Emails as Spam

Tools to Help You Protect Your Inbox from Spam


  • You can organize multiple inboxes that serve different goals (e.g., a newsletter inbox, one for transactional emails, and another specific to your core business) and manage them in a single interface.
  • With Mailbird’s Unsubscribe button, you can easily get rid of unwanted emails, even if you can’t locate an “unsubscribe” hyperlink in the email’s body.
  • You can set up filters for unified accounts. Normally, you would have to set up filters and conditions for every inbox separately. With Mailbird, you can do it for all your accounts together at once. This way, you save lots of time and reduce manual work on spam management. Mailbird integrates with, another helpful tool for spam management you should consider using.


Additional Tips on How to Prevent Spam Emails from Getting into Your Inbox

Check a Company’s Website before Subscribing

Avoid Sharing Your Email Addresses on the Internet

Separate Your Core Inbox from Newsletters

Let’s Wrap It Up — Regain Control of Your Inbox



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