These days we all receive lots of emails and sometime unwanted. We join a group or buy a product and then we are getting emails from these known businesses, possibly that we didn’t want.
Then there are those emails that come in offering pharmacy products, or worse, that come from a source that is totally unknown to you. These are not only annoying but often offensive.
So you decide that you don’t want to receive these unwanted messages anymore. What do you do?
Well in the case of email from a known source, that is a business that you deal with or dealt with at some time, you should politely unsubscribe from the mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email. The business will not take offense and if anything they will save money by only sending their messages to people that are happy to receive them.
And in the case of unknown sources, those offensive emails that some how get past your spam filter, add them to your junk mail otherwise known as ‘manually marking your mail as spam’.
BUT PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, do not manually mark unwanted mail from a known source as spam or junk mail. Use the unsubscribe link. You can cause serious damage to a genuine and reputable business by marking their mail as spam.
Most reputable businesses these days pay to use a proper mailing service, by marking their mail as spam can get them banned from the mail provider and in some cases reported to their hosting company as well, and banned by the hosting company too, forcing them to close down their online business.
You thought their business was good enough to use or try in the first place, so give them the respect of managing their mail in a fair and considerate way.