Junk, spam or whatever name they are called are annoying. Remember the days when we didn’t have emails that much but junk mails on our homes mail boxes? Somehow technology helped eliminate that but it also helped create a modern way of receiving the same information. I am talking about emails. The electronic mails.
Thanks to the US CAN-SPAM act, every legitimate company offers a way to unsubscribe from their newsletters. Whenever you want to stop receiving emails from a legitimate organization, don’t just click the “Spam” or “Trash” button. Unsubscribe from those emails to unclutter your inbox. Most of these legit emails usually has a link at the bottom of the email. If you want to unsubscribe, scroll all the way down to the bottom and look for the “Unsubscribe” link.
Click that link to be removed from their future communications. It is just that simple. If there is no link to opt-out, there has to be an email address you can email direct.
If you are interested to learn more about the US CAN SPAM Act visit FCC website. If a legitimate business emails you and fails to include a way for you to opt out, you can report them to the FCC.
Note: The CAN-SPAM Act helped clean up commercial emails sent by legitimate companies. But the real spammers like the one below are outside the reach of these laws. You could report a legit scammer to the FCC for not including the required unsubscribe mechanism, but they’re probably sending emails from outside the US and countries with no similar laws.
Good news: Modern email services like Gmail and Outlook have made great strides against this type of nasty spam, and it shouldn’t reach your inbox very often. If it does, just click the “Spam” button. Try to use the Spam button for real spams or else unsubscribe from the legitimate commercial emails you receive with their included Unsubscribe links. Just marking an email as spam won’t actually unsubscribe you from the mailing list.
The more you learn the better you become, now go ahead and clean your inbox.