- How to spot junk email and cut down on unnecessary email
Look at the sender's email address (not just the name of the sender)-click on the name of the sender or the word 'details' if it shows in your email. Oftentimes, the senders email has nothing to do with the email itself (for example you appear to get an email from Amazon, Chase Bank, or AOL and the sender's email address does not mention the appropriate website). Mark it as spam and delete it. If you are not sure if the email is legitimate, email me a copy of it and I will check it for you.
Unsubscribe from many of the advertising sites that send you email daily-Facebook, Neimann Marcus, Target, Pier One, etc. Most of us get 50 or more emails a day and the majority of them are unnecessary. Scroll to the bottom of the email and you will see in very tiny print - 'click here to unsubscribe.' When you go to unsubscribe, often you are asked about frequency and you can cut down by limiting how often you get an email from the company if you don't want to delete the email all-together.
Use two email accounts-one account should be for family, friends and business contacts. The other should be for everyone else. If you are currently getting a lot of unnecessary email, create a new email address and use that for family and friends. Gmail and Apple (icloud.com) are two very secure email services. You can have more than one email account with the same server. For help in deleting old email and cleaning up your email accounts, give me a call after the New Year (561) 252-5641.
If you are planning on buying a new computer, iPad, iPhone, or other device, please call or email me to help you set it up and transfer data. (561-252-5641). I can also help you with printers and scanners, new Amazon Alexa devices, Amazon Firesticks, Google Chromecast, Sonos systems, Apple TVs, and more. Remember I am the “Gadget Doctor”. I have also been called “Doctor Toys.”
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year