You may receive tens or even hundreds of e-mail messages every day. But not all e-mail messages are useful or even desirable. Luckily, Gmail has a pretty good spam management system. Even so,instead you will receive messages that you don’t want.
It could be that you are still in the e-mail list of an old project, even if you ask to be deleted. It could be that someone you know has sent you a disturbing message. Or maybe, you have subscribed to an email newsletter that you don’t want to receive anymore. Maybe, an unwanted message is a spam message from a stranger.
Then, Why Do You Get Unwanted Messages?
Basically there are two sources of unwanted messages:
- contacts that you know (or know)
- contacts that you don’t recognize
Unwanted messages from people you know (or know) can occur when you leave your job or project. Often, your email address remains on the mailing list that is related to the job or project. For example, after I left a job at the company, I still received emails related to the job.
Sometimes, you receive unwanted emails. Spammers can get your e-mail address through various methods. Here are some of them :
- Guessing – They may use algorithms to produce variations of email. Then they send the same spam message to each email address that is generated.
- Hacking – Sometimes the secure list is hacked and the details leak, including email addresses.
- Purchase – Some companies sell a list of email addresses. Often this list is created when you respond to free offer.
- Scraping – Spammers can use tools to search the web for email addresses posted online. Then, they send a spam message to the address they found.
You don’t need to worry because Gmail has a sophisticated algorithm for sending messages directly to the spam folder. The type of message that goes directly to the spam folder is
- messages without content
- messages with misleading email addresses that appear to come from well-known companies but actually don’t
- messages that appear to be phishing for your personal or financial information (more about this later.
Read Aso : How to Filter Spam Email in Gmail
Whatever the circumstances, if you receive unwanted e-mail and you use Gmail. There are a number of steps you can take to manage or even eliminate these unwanted messages. Let’s we learn while Drink Coffee.
- How to Mark a Message as Spam
Start by opening your Gmail inbox. Do not open suspected spam emails. Then click the Spam Report icon above your message.
The message is sent to the spam folder. Your actions also provide feedback for the Gmail spam filter as a whole.
- Retrieve Messages from the Spam Folder
If you want to retrieve messages from a spam folder that you accidentally sent there, this is how you do it.
Start by opening your Gmail and click on the Spam folder in the list of folders on the left.
To select a message, click the check box next to it.
With the Spam folder open, find the message that you want to retrieve. Click the check box next to the message. Click the Not spam button above the message.
Click the Not spam button to retrieve the selected message from the Spam folder.
A message indicates that the message has been marked as spam and moved to the inbox.