throw me a lifeboat ….

30 Sep

Tonight I’m going to break one of my own rules and have a real whinge….. So I apologise in advance.mailbox 1

I logged on this evening to discover my inbox chock-a-block and overflowing. No less than 220 emails 198 of them unsolicited … in other words, somehow the rubbish advertising leaflet litter that normally fills a home mailbox, had found it’s way into my laptop.

I know I’m not Robinson Crusoe…and that most of you will be experiencing similar traffic jams in your inbox… but I just wonder mailbox 2what can be done to reduce it (without ditching and creating a new email account). I don’t mind the odd special offer here and there if it’s from a company that I know and trust …BUT it seems that there is no rhyme or reason to the current tsunami of junk…. and who said they can do that ???

I was so frustrated that I hit ‘delete all’…only to catch a flash of 2 very important messages vanishing into my trash can (thank goodness I was able to retrieve them before they self destructed).

Grumble over …I’ll pull my happy pants back up now while I try to figure out my best option, but if any of you have a solution I would love to hear it.




4 Responses to “throw me a lifeboat ….”

  1. aiyshah2014 October 4, 2014 at 4:07 am #

    I hate that too. Not sure what email you use but on hotmail they have a section called ‘phishing scam’. I get a lot of emails concerning some dead relative who has their money locked up in the National Bank of Nigeria. I take great pleasure in transferring them all (and any others that look suspicious) to the phishing scam list, then delete the rest. It makes me feel like I’m saving the life of some lonely online dating 50 year old woman somewhere somehow…. It’s a pain I know, but I guess there was once a time (…and you and I know that time well due to our wondering years…) when our letterboxes were full of the same trash. What did we do then?

    • 50 something but not dead yet October 4, 2014 at 4:16 am #

      haha – I think we use put up a polite sign that said ‘no junkmail please’ ….and ‘some’ of it stopped (or ended up on the footpath). I like the idea of saving unsuspecting singles somewhere in the world ~ so will investigate the phishing scam suggestion …not sure if gmail has such an animal … but quite likely I have just not seen it. Thanks 😉

      • aiyshah2014 October 4, 2014 at 4:18 am #

        Keep up the great posts…very nice Saturday reading…

  2. 50 something but not dead yet October 4, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    thank you 😉

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