There are few things more frustrating than people spamming you in order to get you to buy a product or use a service, being advertised to is one thing but it is quite another to receive calls, emails, mail and persistent text messages from unsavory companies. Unfortunately, anyone who owns a cellphone or email address is open to this kind of nuisance and until you take action, companies will continue to pester you for business.
Thankfully, there are ways in which you can minimize the level of spam that you receive, you may not be able to eradicate entirely how much you receive but you can definitely take steps to drastically reduce how much annoying spam you get. Let’s take a look at just some of the ways in which you can cut down the spam.
Unlike landlines, cellphones cannot be placed as ex-directory and if you, like many of us, have ever entered your cell number into an online or paper form, then you can bet that your number has been sold on and is sitting in a database somewhere. The best way in which you can cut down the amount of calls you receive is to simply tell each company that calls you, to remove your number from their system. Businesses are legally bound to do so upon your request and the large majority adhere to this. If you are receiving calls from blocked or anonymous caller IDs then you can turn the tables and use a reverse phone lookup service, find the number, call the company and make your request for them to leave you alone.
We enter our email address into everything from social media to online forms when we buy a new product, for this reason email providers have tight spam filters which aim to cut the annoyance out of our mailbox. Naturally there are some pieces of spam which slip through the net and in order to get rid of them you have two options. The first option is to ramp up your spam settings so that it becomes more sensitive, the only danger is that you may miss out on mail that you actually want so you’ll need to check your spam folder regularly. The second option is to unsubscribe from the mailing list of the annoying company, in order to do this, simply head to the bottom of the email where you will see ‘unsubscribe’ click it and away you go.
Although a little old school, many of us still receive a great amount of junk mail and thankfully you can do something about this too. Option one is simply to write ‘return to sender’ on every piece of junk that you receive and pop it into a post box, the company will get the message and stop sending you stuff. Option two is to contact the mail service and pay for their junk-less service, you will pay a small fee but the mail service will notify any company that you are not listed to receive any junk and this will drastically minimize how much useless paper you receive at home.