What’s the Best Way to Manage Spam in Your Email?

In this June 16, 2013 file photo, users browse the Internet in an underground station in Hong Kong. As hacks abound, some companies are testing workers’ security-savvy by sending spoof phishing emails to see who bites. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Americans are drowning in spam emails. Instead of shifting through countless unread emails, many people are ignoring emails all together.

“Spam is dynamic, unpredictable, and takes many forms,” said Google’s Bjorn Grubelich, product manager for Gmail Counter-abuses. 

Washington Post Technology Reporter Heather Kelly talked to Jaden Geller, the 26-year-old security engineer in San Francisco who is giving up on his Gmail inbox.

“I was better about actually deleting spam messages at first, but then it became unmanageable,” Geller said. “I used to archive every single message. Now that’s too much of a hassle. I’m checking my inbox less frequently, not looking at everything, and leaving it in a messy state.”

Heather Kelly shares some suggestions with the Morning Show with Nikki Medoro on how to best manage the unwanted solicitations. Listen below.

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