Spam prevention
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Mark as spam, block sender, delete.

I recently needed to 'not junk' an agent sending an offer . . . who was spamming EVERYONE and I nuked her . . . LOL 

Jul 13, 2021 06:19 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Great question!  I get so much junk.  I am interested in how everyone deals with it.  I used to change me email every few years, but it is so tough to get everyone switched that you do care about and then all of my marketing has to be converted to the new email.

Jul 13, 2021 06:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Block, and mark as spam.   I used to unsubscribe but got more unwanted junk mail.

Jul 13, 2021 06:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Whatever is appropriate. I will always unsubscribe but do not designate everything as spam since many of those unwated email messages are from agents.

Jul 13, 2021 07:41 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I have a couple different emails- my junk one I just delete all without reviewing. Personal one I click delete all then look for any to uncheck and read (maybe there is one). Work I delete by search title.  It takes too long to unsubscribe so when the junk one starts getting 400 a day I never open it again.

Jul 13, 2021 07:36 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Report, Delete, Block

   I have multiple email accounts; anyone who "requires" an email address gets one of my throw-aways.


  How does it affect your own rating, when people mark your email as spam?   IDK...  good question.

Jul 13, 2021 07:27 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I delete. Many times by unsubscribing you verify your email id

Jul 13, 2021 08:20 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I learned a long time ago that unsubscribing does not work!  It is a joke. 

All emails from unwanted sources are blocked.  Doing so makes future emails from said sources filter to my JUNK folder.

Jul 13, 2021 08:00 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have no idea what "email ratings credibility" means. 

Unwanted email get the "delete" button, especially if they are already in my spam folder.

Jul 13, 2021 07:56 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I seem to have a good spam blocker.  Do get a lot of unwanted email, mostly from agents and their new listings--which I get to see on MLS anyway, so tried to unsubscribe but that didn't work, it would come from their brokerage not from them.  When I called a couple of them, they said their brokerage was doing it, they had no idea.  Makes you think.  So now I just transfer it to "junk" and any new ones from that same source goes automatically to junk from then on.  I do go to the junk file and check it over to make sure I haven't missed anything I do want to see--including some of the listings. 

Jul 13, 2021 07:51 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Unsubscribing increases spam as they now know they reached a valid email address. Reporting it as spam to my protection program works and BLOCKING it... over time does the best work. I have it so those that are meant to reach me do and those fishing are rejected and denied. Constant ongoing nuisance but acceptable/managable for now. Wise to have two email addresses. One as the real thing as well as private and the other...public 

Jul 13, 2021 09:20 AM
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing & SEO

I forward most my emails into one Gmail account, and use it to handle SPAM for me - it does an incredible job.
The few that get through, I simply delete.
If it's from a known company, I unsubscribe.

I also use Google business email, that works the same as Gmail.

Your spam reports of other emails will not affect your own email credibility, only the spam reports other people file against you.


Jul 13, 2021 08:13 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Joan Cox and I are on the same page.

Jul 14, 2021 05:54 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends.  I usually delete it.  Marking as spam just trains my program's filter and doesn't report to any provider/agency, so I used it every now and then on repeat stuff.  The last one was advertisments for container shipping rates from China.  It's just another in a long line of head scratchers as to how I get on the lists I do... some of them are quite interesting.

Jul 13, 2021 08:18 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Unwanted may change, unneeded too but junk is junk and is sent to Spam right away.

Jul 14, 2021 08:36 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Just delete along w/ having an account that i give the address to "junk" sources.

Jul 14, 2021 04:45 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Definitely delete and unsubscribe; will report as spam if appropriate to do so.

My brokerage office is the Portland area; I live and work 60+ miles away. I constantly receive emails about new listings, price drops, etc... from the Portland Metro agents. I delete and unsubscribe but do not report it as spam.

Jul 13, 2021 11:53 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It depends on the email, if harmless then I just delete, if it looks harmful then I report it.

Jul 13, 2021 06:49 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Most of the time, I will report or send to the junk folder to be deleted.

Jul 13, 2021 04:03 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

if it's a company that cares... say amazon or my bank that I know that cares.

Jul 13, 2021 03:36 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I send to trash and it never shows up again.

Jul 13, 2021 03:35 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I just ignore now.  Unsubcribing got me more.  Blocking, deleting, reporting take too much effort and not worth the energy/time spend.   Ignore works well for me and then a group delete every month or so:  that is a rewarding feeling lol  PURGE PURGE

Jul 13, 2021 11:47 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I keep an Old AOL email for all of my shopping online .

Jul 13, 2021 10:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Mark as spam and block. Then delete.

Jul 13, 2021 10:14 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If the subject line is interesting I will glnce at the preview panel.
If the sender is un-defined I delete.
The email programs are doing an increasingly better job of intercepting and supressing detected spam. AKA "Earn $$$ working from home!" But the ones with ".Earn .$.$.$. working from home!" are at this time bypassing the filter.
Spam is like real estate agent market reports, all part of the enviromental clutter. But sometimes something can be learned like....periods tend to confuse filters. Be aware YOUR MESSAGE may get filtered without intent of the recipiant. Identifying a gateway can prove useful.

Jul 13, 2021 09:41 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Usually delete, and when I have time, I unsubscribe.

Jul 13, 2021 09:24 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I delete some, junk others, unsubscribe from some but rarely report spam.

Jul 13, 2021 09:23 AM