I decided not to renew my Club Jetstar this year (not flying as much etc, was only renewed last year due to vouchers etc).
Since dooing this I’ve received 20+ Emails (8 a day) from Jetstar saying sorry to see me go.
Now I know I can unsubscribe, but I don’t mind checking the sales they have, so I don’t want to lose access to that, but I feel this level of email tends to fall under spammig (or Bullying) .
I empathise with this. I’ve had similar problems with other companies.
Normally you might find that you can control your subscription preferences i.e. if you have some kind of login for the sender. From there you might be able to enable just some particular kinds of email.
At the end of the day though, the law gives a business with whom you have a relationship the right to send you too many emails as long as they also give you the right to unsubscribe.
My advice: Unsubscribe.
I have in the past contacted companies and asked them to “dial it down” i.e. told them I am happy to receive the “occasional” email from them but not “3 a week”. I am yet to find a company that is responsive to such a request. Their systems just aren’t that sophisticated. So I usually end up unsubscribing.
Well have a look at what the ‘spam’ emails are. Most is marketing, and companies have got your email from places you have agreed to allow sharing of your email address to ‘partners’.
There will usually be an unsubscribe option which will end the email sending.
I get pestered by emails from Choice, for instance, on an email address I never gave them. So they are in on the email address sharing game too.
On the other hand, I have email blocking rules that disappear anything coming from domains other than the usual .com or .org or .gov or .net…etc. So I don’t see a lot of the BS emails coming from the newly created domains like .info.
With all the data breaches in the past few years, it is possible that your email was acquired in a data breach and added to a spamming list (sold to spammers). One of our email addresses was subject of a breach and number of spam emails increased substantially soon thereafter. This chart shows impact of our email address being added to a spam list from the breach:
You can check if your email has been subject of a data breach:
From a disreputable business or from a scammer, this will only confirm to them that the email address is valid and is looked at.
As a general rule, I never “unsubscribe” - but of the small amount of spam that gets through to me, it is nearly all completely bogus (e.g. someone died and wants to give me USD 2,500,000 or e.g. marketing products that are unrelated to anything that I have ever legitimately engaged with).
Bear in mind that a lot of senders are falsified or bogus. So, yes, you mostly don’t know who sends it.
If you are implying that you yourself use a gmail address and you are received a ****ton of spam then you could bring that to the attention of Google.
That depends. If you are getting 20 a day spam and as a result you miss an important legitimate email then that could be a real problem.
I run multiple email addresses. This may help to keep important, legitimate email away from spam email. It also dramatically increases the chances of detecting spam inside the network.
Most spam is legitimate and not trying anything malicious. It is just bulk mailouts to address lists that companies maintain. If you want to get off that list, then unsubscribe.
The trick is know the harmless but unwanted spam from the potentially harmful emails which are not really spam at all. Very few of the latter get through to my main account. The email server does a good job of blocking most, and my email rules take care of the rest.