Spam is inevitable, no matter what provider you are using for an email address. If you are using Microsoft Outlook as your email software, there are ways to try and control the unwanted messages.
I would caution you to use the “unsubscribe” method only when the mail is coming from a legitimate business that you just don’t want to hear from anymore. If it is a “spam” email, the only thing unsubscribing will do is verified that your email address is valid!
Use the Block Sender option – the process may be a little different depending on your version of Outlook, but right click on an email that is spam. Towards the bottom of the options, you should see Junk. From there your options are to Block Sender, Never Block Sender, Never Block Sender’s Domain.
At the bottom of this list, you will also see Junk Mail Options. There are some terrific options here to try and control your spam emails. You can add addresses to the Safe Senders list, select the level of protection that you want, or decide whether or not you want anything identified as spam to be deleted automatically instead of simply moving it to your junk folder. You can also add addresses directly to the Blocked Senders list if you know the actual address.
Tip of the month
Color Code the Sticky Notes in Windows 10
If you are like most, you have post-it notes somewhere on your desk, your monitor, or any number of other places. The neatest place to keep them can be your computer. Check your Start menu or type in “Sticky Notes” in the search bar of the bottom left corner of your monitor for the Sticky Note program. What comes up will be the digital note program. These are great for jotting reminders, phone numbers, etc… and now you can color code them.
I’ve chosen blue for personal notes, and yellow for business. In the top right corner of the note, you will see a trash can, and a line of 3 dots. Click on the 3 dots and you will see a choice of 6 colors to choose from. This is a great way of staying organized. After rebooting your computer, the notes will still be on your desktop and you can move them around any way you want.