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The longer you have an email, the more spam you seem to get. Sometimes it can seem to take forever to sort through the important emails from the trash. However, there are ways to get rid of or avoid spam. One way to avoid spam is by creating two email accounts. Have one account for family, friends, and other important people and have the other one for when you need to sign up for an online service. This way, you only check your spam email when you sign up for something.
There should be a filter function in your email. When you get spam, you can “mark it as spam” and it will prevent you from getting any more emails from this place. There is some spam that isn’t really spam, but can flood your inbox like newsletters from services that you have signed up with. If you unsubscribe to these, they will stop appearing in your inbox.
Social networking sites such as facebook and myspace will tend to fill up your inbox quickly. You can turn the email setting off in the settings section of these sites. Do not open any emails from people or sites you do not recognize. There are a lot of spam emails that have viruses when you open them and should just be deleted. Also, some sites will start sending more spam once you open one of their emails. When you have two accounts, remember to check them both regularly so you do not miss any important emails.