Goodbye SpamReclaiming Your Inbox
“Help! I’m drowning in spam!”
“Wait, you’re a creative agency. Why are you addressing this?” Because several businesses and non profits have been asking us for help. They want targeted leads in their inbox, not a deluge of ads and scams. Junk email steals focus, slows down productivity, or worse, it opens the door to crippling malware and ransomware.
5 steps to reclaim your inbox
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1. CHOOSE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES WISELY
2. USE ADDRESSES STRATEGICALLY
Most of us never read the privacy policies or terms of service on websites. In exchange for their “free” services you unknowingly consent to sharing your email with other parties which will send you offers. Create yourself a dummy Gmail account to use when registering for online services relevant to your work. You can setup custom forwarding filters to send only messages from trusted domains to your real work email account.
If your email address has been publicized for years or was used to sign for up dozens of services it might be necessary to replace the address. Create a new one and keep the old one temporarily while you inform key customers and vendors of the change.
3. Train Your Inbox
4. Use Third Party Spam Blockers
Your computer(s) should have security software installed. Those programs often have spam protection built in that you can configure as well.
5. UPGRADE YOUR WEBSITE CONTACT FORM(s)
Other Ways Spam Impacts Your Business
Spammers also target your Google Analytics by getting their URLs in your results hoping you’ll click on them. Unchallenged, that can destroy any usefulness of your traffic data.
You may also send out marketing emails through services like MailChimp or Constant Contact. Be sure your email has a low spam score and complies with the federal CAN-SPAM Act to avoid fines and your domain being blacklisted.
We hate spam! We’ll help you…
- See if your web host offers free spam protection
- Upgrade your web form(s) to include anti-spam technology
- Replace email addresses if necessary
- Reduce spam results in your Google Analytics
- Help your own email campaigns avoid being marked as spam