Are you tired of junk email? I decided the other day that I am soooo over it! If you are anything like me, you get more junk email than you do viable email.. I never thought I would say this but I miss the Microsoft “clutter”. I wish they didn’t change that. I was starting to get used to it! I know junk email is a way of life but when I stopped to think about it, I figured out a plan to lessen the amount. I don’t think its possible to be totally eliminated, but we can certainly cut it down. So here is what I came up with.

Junk Email

The first thing I did was for 2 solid weeks, unsubscribed to every single newsletter that I never asked for and I never read. Each newsletter has an “unsubscribe” option, so take it! I’m pretty sure I have unsubscribed from over 100 newsletters that have been flooding my inbox. The next thing I did was label any email from someone I didn’t know as “junk” I just don’t want to deal with it anymore. I don’t know how much that will help but quite a few said “I sent you an email last week” so I am thinking they send me more than one.

What About The Ones I Want To Keep?

Believe it or not, there are some that I really like. Like Healthcare IT News. I always like to read that. I also like my CVS coupons, Channel news, and things about my favorite NFL team, the Buffalo Bills. So…the last thing I did was created an individual folder in my inbox for everything I wanted to keep. I then when into Outlook (most email clients will have this feature) and I set up rules. For each individual email that I want to keep, I set the rule to automatically move into that folder. This way it is my choice if I want to go in and read it.

When you have an email address for many years, it’s going to happen. You are going to end up with hundreds if not thousands of unsolicited emails over the course of time. I don’t want to change my email address so I am trying this way. So far, so good!!


Have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend! Thanks for reading.