Spam is annoying. We know – tell you something that you don’t know already, right? From the world of the obvious comes the statement, “it would be nice to not receive all that spam in my email inbox every day.” However, as a business owner, you likely encounter your fair share of unwanted email messages on a regular basis. In a way, you can’t always blame other companies for attempting to share information about their brands.
And you can’t necessarily blame other entrepreneurs for seeking cost-effective methods of growing their businesses. But then again, maybe you can. After all, if you didn’t sign up or subscribe to a specific emailing list, then you shouldn’t be receiving any emails from that sender. This is how spam starts. Your email address arbitrarily gets added to a list and you’re forced to endure the receiving of numerous messages that don’t interest you.
So yes – spam does become annoying. It’s one thing to receive an unsolicited message or two, but it’s an entirely different thing when your inbox gets filled with hundreds of messages from hundreds of different businesses that you have no affiliation with whatsoever. And they never seem to end, do they? There’s got to be a way to put a stop to spam, isn’t there? What’s the best way of going about it?
Here are three ways to go about reducing spam:
1. Create a “fake” email address. The email address may not necessarily be “fake”, but by creating one that you have no intention of using – other than to avoid spam – you give yourself the opportunity to have a much more manageable inbox for your “real” email account. From now on, when you sign up for anything online, use the “fake” address instead of your “real” one. This will help to reduce the amount of spam you encounter every day.
2. Click “unsubscribe”. All emailing lists should have an “unsubscribe” option. Some are easier to find than others. In some cases, all this is required is for you to click on a button marked with the magic word. In others, you have to reply to the email using the word in your subject heading and email body. Either way, it should reduce the amount of spam you get. However, unsubscribing can’t necessarily prevent future spam from occurring from new senders.
Admittedly, this particular method can also be seen as a bit of a time waster. Of course, it requires you to open each of your unwanted messages, search for the “unsubscribe” link and then delete the email. How do you know that it’s even effective? And if it is, how long will you remain unsubscribed? Luckily, there is an alternative. At MeloTel, we offer a proven to solution to the spam problem. It’s known to block 99.9% of the spam that comes your way!
3. MeloTel SpamTitan. This service offers the best protection for your email on the market. It incorporates two antivirus products – Kaspersky and Clam AV – that help to identify and block phishing mail, mail from Botnets, graphic based spam and malicious URLs. As well, it implements a host of other security measures to ensure that your business gets the best protection available in the industry.
In addition, MeloTel SpamTitan allows you to create reports based on what is happening in your email environment. Our Quarantine reports provide your end users the tools that they need to manage their emails on a daily basis. And here’s the best part: this fantastic spam eliminator is available for only $2.00 a month! For more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-888-MELOTEL!