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Praful Thakkar, Metro Boston Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker

On my current work email around 500 a day. Half of them are caught by my junk mail filter but an incredible amount get through. I would get even more but NAR has my old email address.

May 06, 2015 06:08 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Gmail is great about helping with spam.

May 06, 2015 10:31 PM
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

Care not to actually count.  I use to get on and try to get them to stop by hitting an unsubscribe button, but that did not always work either,  No I just do a mass delete from the span folder.

May 06, 2015 04:44 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

Way too many!  Maybe 50 a day.  My worse offending sometimes? AR.   LOL.   Most though come from various websites I visited or blogs I liked. But lately I'm noticing agents sticking me on their companies newsletters. Those bug me as they never asked.  

May 06, 2015 04:13 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Holy cow Praful I would say Umpteen. I just delete all of them.

May 06, 2015 02:24 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Yahoo -opened the account since 1999. Get about 150 a day.

Gmail-enough. 1/2 listings & leads are found in my spam mail.

Most spam are orginated out side the US. Yahoo seems to screen good. Google seems to either over kill or have issues identify the trained source.

Unsubscribe does not work on mortage, drug etc.  Title, home warranty seems 

to send me more...   

Never can get rid of Trulia sending me endless listings although I never subscribe to them. 

May 07, 2015 04:23 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar I use a program called MailWasher. It allows you to check your email on the ISP server before it is downloaded to your computer. You can add friends or blacklist addresses. As far as getting rid of them completely, it's not going to happen. At least you can keep them off of your computer.

May 06, 2015 11:38 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Too many to even count.  I don't open them just hit the delete key.

May 06, 2015 09:30 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Most of my stuff goes to my Gmail account. I delete them. I do not keep track of them.

May 06, 2015 05:51 PM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

You can block the senders, but I would suggest you check your security settings as well.  Or, make sure your antivirus software is updated and working. 

May 06, 2015 02:35 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

About 5-10 and we block them, then delete; never open.

May 06, 2015 11:53 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I only get 1 or 2 a month!  I usually just send to the report spam link.  

May 06, 2015 11:29 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I just delete them.

May 06, 2015 10:34 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I receive hundreds of spam email messages. A high percentage of them go into my spam folder. I designate those that get through as spam. I do review my spam folder before deleting the messages.


May 06, 2015 10:16 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Praful, I receive maybe 5-7 per day and most do end up in the spam folder.  I just hit the delete button and leave it at that.

May 06, 2015 10:08 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

There's NO stopping them, Praful. I must get at least 100 per day. I mark those to go into junk immediately and put them into an-auto purge mode on my email server with Go-Daddy. But as soon as I get rid of 25, at least that many more new ones show up. It's a never ending battle.

May 06, 2015 10:03 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning Praful I just delete them and move on.  On the other hand I clicked on a recent post you did and it sent me to another site.  Could not read it or leave a comment.....

May 06, 2015 09:40 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Praful. I am actually getting less and less, I continue to blog any spam and therefore less junk emails.

I was having difficulty leaving a comment on your posts, as every time I was leaving a comment, I was being moved to another site. Crazy.

May 06, 2015 08:25 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Too many.

Nov 18, 2018 06:19 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Tag them as spam

Nov 08, 2017 02:25 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

I have unsubscribed to many of them - and now I do not get even half as many!

Aug 04, 2015 04:52 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Cloudmark is an excellent free spam blocker. Also Spamihilator is good. GMail is the best of the webmail accounts at blocking spam, very little junk gets through.

Jul 05, 2015 09:52 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I use Gmail for business and Cox for everything else. With Gmail I use the free service of Unroll.me that allows me to either keep it in my inbox, unsubscibe for me, or put it into a daily roll up newsletter type format. This morning I had 3 emails in Gamil and 41 in Cox. Guess which one had the spam.

May 07, 2015 10:18 PM
Jim Joeriman
Coldwell Banker Riviera Realty, Inc - Lacey Township, NJ
Helping Agents Reach New Heights

I don't even know anymore.  I use Cloudmark and have it set so anyone I "one click" block goes straight to my Outlook deleted folder.  Once a week I delete that stuff and it is always 1k or more.  

May 07, 2015 09:11 PM
Claude Labbe
RLAH / @properties - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

I'll go through stages where I start blocking more people;

I delete spam folder daily.  If someone sends a message which I didn't get and they say "it must be in your spam folder", that makes me laugh.  I never open/read that folder.

May 07, 2015 03:07 PM
Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

Too many....I just keep blocking and spaming :) as I'm sure everyone does. lol

May 07, 2015 11:34 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA

I would say I average about 4 a day. I just delete them. 

May 07, 2015 01:01 AM
Takia C. Walker
United Real Estate Columbia - Columbia, SC
Real Estate

Tons and tons of them. I have them set to go straight to spam but it's still annoys me to have to empty the spam folder.

May 07, 2015 12:28 AM