Spam emails are emails sent to you without your permission, or those you don’t need but disturb you too often. They can fill up your inbox quickly if you don’t do anything about it. Of course, most of the email client could filter spam, moving suspicious emails to a separate folder, but that’s not enough because spam mails would try all tricks to disguise themselves as normal emails and therefore affect your daily life. Meanwhile, some legitimate messages, called false positives, will end up in the spam folders.
We once talked about the new feature in Maxthon5 browser, UUMail, which could create shadow email addresses for your real email so that you can mask the real one.
In this post, we will address how UUMail helps you prevent spam emails effectively, and offer some suggestions about how you can do to stop the madness if you have already received spam.
How does UUMail wipe out spam emails?
In one word, UUMail prevents spam from disturbing your main/real email address, because it will create many shadows of your main/real address.
For example, if your main email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and you use it for most of the daily work and contact. You can register UUMail service with this email, and create shadows for this address. All shadow emails will have domain ended with “uu.me”, and you can customize your own domain to make it “@abc.uu.me”, “@max.uu.me” or others.
After creating the domain, now you can add shadow emails at any time: Have to register at Pixabay to download pictures but don’t want to receive their marketing emails? You can create a shadow email of Pixabay@abc.uu.me for this site, and set the forwarding status OFF. Then, you will no longer receive emails sent to this shadow mail.
Shadow emails put an end to spam from the very beginning. They will never know your real email address, thus will never disturb your daily email communicating at email@example.com.
Never reply a spam email
UUMail is surely a good way to stop emails from its root, but how to deal with the existing spam emails before you create shadow emails?
If it’s a spam email containing all useless rubbish, then don’t open it. Usually, these emails are with strange sender addresses and you can recognize them easily.
If you have already opened the email before realizing it’s spam – it’s not too late, just do not click any of the links, buttons, or any attachments. The spammers will often guess your email addresses, so replying or clicking on a link only confirms that you’re a real person.
Sometimes, it also includes the button to “unsubscribe” from the mailing list because clicking “unsubscribe” will confirm your email address is actually alive.
Don’t stop training your filter
As we mentioned above, many email clients will provide native spam filter in the mailbox, but the question is sometimes this filter couldn’t distinguish spam from normal emails. Your email client needs more training to know better about you as well as the spam emails.
Next time when you find spam in your inbox, don’t just delete it, but select it, and tell your email client that these selected items are spam. In this case, the client will know that similar messages should be filtered.
For example, if you’re using Gmail as your main email client, click the “Report spam” button in the toolbar, and Gmail will know that.
Similarly, you can also train the client about your false positives. If you find a message in your spam folder which should not be there, you can select it and tell the client that it made a mistake by clicking “Not spam”.
Above are some tips to help reduce spam emails, and hope it’s helpful for you. If you have any question, please feel free to comment below.