Email spam comes and goes but it mostly clogs up the email inbox. How do you rid yourself of junk mail? The way I see it, there are three simple ways to cut down on the frustration brought about by junk mail.
Killing Me Not Softly
The most difficult way to avoid junk mail is to go off the grid, don’t connect to the internet at all. Trust me. Your blood pressure will go down.
That’s not a practical way to avoid junk mail, of course, but it is very tempting. Is there a better way?
Many ISPs, as well as Yahoo! and Gmail and Hotmail (or whatever it’s called these days; Outlook, I think) have sophisticated spam filters.
Based on the amount of email my web-based accounts get, I’m not sure their filters do all that much filtering.
Apple gives Mac users a built-in Junk Mail filter and it’s aptly named. It’s junk. One of the best filters is SpamSieve, which works well, is mostly set it and forget it but has a healthy price tag.
Anything else? Junkit is a Mac junk mail filter app that comes with a few extra features.
JunkIt is a junk mail filter for the Mac’s Mail app. It automatically deletes email messages with obscene or adult content.
It’s integrated with Growl so you get notified about how each message is being handled, and it does something most other filters don’t– it tracks messages and keeps score of who offends you the most.
Unwanted email is one of the most severe problems with email (add cc to the list), and JunkIt gives you an extra layer of protection and a few more options.
Not bad to help rid you of spam, right?