The obvious became evident to me …
Everybody gets more email solicitations than they want, right?
So, how to stop them?
Easy answer: click the Federally required “unsubscribe” link.
Err, not so fast … might cause a problem bigger than an overflowing email box …
First, clicking “unsubscribe” is akin to clicking an “I’m a live person with an authentic email address”.
Such a designation makes you prime meat for email solicitors.
A shady operator might sell your “verified” name and email address to other solicitors.
You may stop one emailer, but open the dam to others.
Worst case … the link could be a hot button for a malware download.
That’s a lot worse than a flood of email.
Even if the odds of a click-through problem are low, they’re statistically greater than zero … which means someday it’s bound to happen.
So, what to do?
Safest bet is to set up a filter to divert emails from the undesired sender to a spam folder.
You won’t be see the email (unless you want to), storage is cheap, and you can always do a bulk delete to empty the spam folder.
Better safe than sorry, right?