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Thursday, March 26, 2009

5 ways on How to block spams on gmail


What is SPAM?

Spam is the abuse of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. Most widely recognized form of spam is email spam.

While Gmail doesn't filter all spam messages that could reach your inbox, it still does a better job as compared to other webmails such as Yahoo Mail or Hotmail. Apart from consistent improvements being done on Gmail's filters, the utmost ingredient that contribute to the overall effectiveness is the use of community signals.



How to block spams on gmail:

1. Block image spam
As the webmail filters get better, spam also evolves and becomes harder to block. This is particularly true when it uses images and literary texts. Here's a simple Gmail trick to divert spam messages (contain images) to the Trash folder (or any folder you specify) automatically.
Step 1: Firstly you need to go to 'Settings > Filters' and choose "Create a Filter".
Step 2: Type 'multipart/related .gif' in the 'Has the Words' field and also check the 'Has Attachment' box.

Step 3: Click next and select "Delete It" to move the spam message directly to the GMailTrash folder.
Note: There's a small chance of GMail filter triggering false positive and move few important emails from real senders to the Trash folder. To make sure this thing doesn't happen, create a new folder (label) in gmail and change the instruction to redirect all related mails to the new folder. You can sort out the mails later on during your free time.
2. The Plus Hack
If you like to sign up for internet freebies or buy things online, this tip will definitely come handy. Creating alias emails for aforementioned activities which are very likely to spam you, is an effective way to completely reduce number of spams in your Gmail mailbox. Not only you can track who is the culprit and you can also accurately learn with whom your email is shared with.
To do this, simply put a '+' after your account name and add words.
Example: I can do 'eches+online_deal@gmail' or 'eches+spammer@gmail.com'. All these mails will come into your mailbox anyway, but they can easily be filtered to a folder and even to trash them.
3. The Googlemail Hack
When you registered with Gmail account, you are actually given two email addresses
yourusername @gmail.com
yourusername @googlemail.com
You can use both without having fear the later might not reach your mailbox. Like the above trick, you can take advantage of these two domains so that less spam reaches your Gmail Inbox via filtering system.
For example you distribute 'yourusername @googlemail.com' address to your close contacts while keeping the 'yourusername @gmail.com' address for public. Set filter such that all 'yourusername @googlemail.com' to be delivered to a special folder. This is a definitive way to ensure important messages not to be diverted to Trash folder by mistake.
4. The Dot Hack
Gmail doesn’t acknowledge dots (.) in your account name. So I can use 'eches.net@gmail.com' or without any dots at all. Either way will return to 'echesnet@gmail.com'.
Again you can use the power of filter system to divert certain aliases to specific folders or directly to Trash folder.
I hope you can you use some of the tips above to reduce spams in your Gmail mailbox. Again, these tips are not definitive ways to completely eliminate spams but they can effectively reduce the spam numbers.


Gmail may be the best mail arround but it lacks some common features like blocking a spammer from sending you mails. But thankfully here is away to do this.You can send mails from a id to the Trash automatically.

5.Block spammers on gmail:
Select "create a new filter" next to search box
Type the desired email address under From:
Click Next .
Check Delete it box under Choose action.
Save it.

If you wish to blocks a entire domain type just "@example.com". (without quotation marks)
To block more than one address, separate them with "" (without quotation marks).
For eaxample you can block both spammer1@example.com and spam2@example.com by typing spammer1@example.com

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I am XEO Hacker, the founder of Hack With Style (HWS). I am blogging since 2009 before that I just search things and now I am sharing my knowledge through this plateform.I'm also a freelance writer on topics related to Website Hacking,Website Optimization (SEO), blogger customizations and making money online.
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