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How many emails do you have in your Inbox that you haven’t read? The email comes in faster than I can read it. Most emails are just advertisements for sales and other deals. There are 4 easy steps to clean up your email Inbox and delete junk email for good so you hit Inbox zero.

Sign up for the Direct Marketing Association’s email service emPS

The Direct Marketing Association is a large group of direct marketers, and you can get off their lists through eMPS. It won’t get rid of all junk mail, because your name will only be removed from marketing lists for companies who use DMA to clean up their email subscriptions.

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Click unsubscribe to hit Inbox zero

At the bottom of reputable commercial emails, you will see an “unsubscribe” or “opt out” bottom at the very bottom of the email. This came out of the CAN-SPAM Act in 2003.  If you opt out, the business must remove your email from its lists within 10 days.

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Create a separate email for offers and advertisements

When you order something online or sign-up to receive emails or advertisements from a company, use a specific email address that is separate from your main email. This will help filter all solicitation emails and orders so your main email that you use for business or daily activity won’t get cluttered with miscellaneous emails you don’t need on a daily basis. When you need them, they are all in one easy to find spot.

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Use email program to sweep Inbox & filter spam

Outlook and Gmail make it easy to filter spam so you’re closer to Inbox zero. With Outlook you can run a “sweep” and clean up your Inbox thousands of emails at a time rather than one by one. You set rules for how many emails to keep from a sender. You can even tell Outlook to block all emails from a sender. Most email services have some sort of filtering service built in.

When you’re done, the spam will be gone from your Inbox and while you’ll rejoice you still probably won’t reach for a can of Spam! 🙂

There is also a program call Unroll.me. It allows you to instantly see all the subscriptions you belong to, and easily unsubscribe.

It is quicker than using the filter options on your email, but you have more privacy by doing it yourself. There’s always a pro and con.

It’s not just email cluttering our lives. Junk mail fills mailboxes too. There are easy steps to get rid of junk mail too.

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