If you are having to wade through SPAM all the time, it may be time to move to another email account. This may seem like a daunting task but here a few steps to take to make your move successful. Sign up for a new account. Send an email to everyone in your contacts list with a message about the new email address. Access any online services that you want to have the new address (survivalmonkey.com, etc.) and make the change Go into your controls for your old account and set up an autoresponder. If you use Outlook or another desktop based email system, you can find this under tools or something like it. Most web based, Gmail, Yahoo, etc have a similar feature. Create an autoresponder message that says This is the important part because spam emails are always sent from garbage email accounts and they won't get the autoresponder message advising of the change. It will give anyone you've forgotten about a chance to upgrade their contacts. You can keep the old account open if you want and periodically check it for mail that was sent that you want. If you're like most, you use one email box for everything. Those that have a corporate job have a company email and a personal one. I'm a big fan of free email services because they remain constant even after you move or change your internet service provider. I have not set up an email address with Charter or comcast for that reason. I have 6 working email address and get zero spam. Not a single unwanted email comes through and I'd know because all 6 accounts come through to my phone. Why 6? long story but I have separate accounts for different categories of online activity. A few of those accounts change yearly. I recommend always having a garbage account with gmail or other for any online shopping or forum registrations. That's where the spam comes from and the reason I have so many accounts. The melbo@ and Admin@ this site accounts got to the point where I was (and still am) receiving 3000 spam mails a day. I changed those around and also have some accounts set up that are just for site business and just for family or friend business. My wifes email account was associated with real estate and her spam count got so heavy that we just performed the above and she never skipped a beat. I closed the old account around 6 months later. I do the same with my garbage account used solely for online stuff.