Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

Spam prevention
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Life can become complicated at times if we allow minor inconveniences to intrude.

Jul 25, 2019 08:53 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

By unsubscribing you are confirming your email is a good one. I just hit the spam button ~ so about less than a second.

Jul 26, 2019 04:08 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on the level of unsubscription and how annoyed I am.

Little annoyed: Unsubscribe and click the "This is spam" button, since it is.  Click the spam icon on my email program (doesn't impact the server though).

Moderately annoyed: Above plus reporting to and opening up the email's headers and following the report abuse link (if it has one, most don't).

"Mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore":  I go further.

Jul 25, 2019 10:20 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Just waiting

Jul 26, 2019 10:23 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Hit the SPAM button and Wallah!

Jul 26, 2019 06:46 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

May the force be with us.

Jul 26, 2019 06:27 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paul,
I do a major purge periodically but, you're right, they keep coming and multiplying like little bunnies. I've heard when you unsubscribe it just confirms the address is valid and does no good.  I've gotten REALLY good with the delete key.

Jul 26, 2019 05:37 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have an old AOL email that I give to stores I shop at and my online purchases

Jul 26, 2019 05:34 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I give it go on unsubscribe just on real estate things. Others I just mark them as junk & have the spam filter take care of them.

There are some people (Annette) that says now they know they've got a live email so they throw you on more lists. I'm not sure on that.

Agents that send me open house notices from another state are just idiots.

Jul 26, 2019 05:31 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I do not unsubscribe for that reason. They unsubscribe you from that list and then they put you on more. I put the sender on a block list, I may put the entire domain on a block list, delete and bye!

Jul 26, 2019 04:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Impossible.  Most never delete even when unsubscribed.  Endless madness. 

Jul 26, 2019 08:16 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Email offers are much less annoying to me than the constant barrage of solar panel salesmen that call my cell phone.

Jul 26, 2019 07:07 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Are you ready to unplug from the Net yet?  I sure am!

Jul 26, 2019 06:49 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

RRRRRR.  I dont really monitor this process.  

Jul 26, 2019 05:19 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I've given up even trying.

Jul 26, 2019 02:15 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

A couple clicks, try blocking them instead.

Also be mindful when unsubscribing of what you are agreeing to- some unsubscribe pages have questions like "do you want to unsubscribe from offers from this page?" & you have to choose the option "unsubscribe me from ALL advertising messages". Otherwise you leave the door open for them to spam you some more. 

Jul 26, 2019 10:03 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I have had the same experience Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . It's like wack-a-mole. I don't even bother to scroll through my junkmail folder any more, I just hit delete all without even scanning it.

Jul 26, 2019 07:02 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Just move it to spam.  Some of these are vicious and keep spreading your address over and over again as  Buzz Mackintosh said.  A

Jul 26, 2019 06:43 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

the best approach is to visit the server and report it as spam there. In addition I report it as spam to my own blocker. The result are good so far

Jul 26, 2019 06:19 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Delete one and they subscribe you to others. I just delete them immediately over a period of time and they seem to go away 

Jul 26, 2019 05:07 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I only unsubcribe from senders with whom I have done business in the past. Those 77 year drip campaigns get boring.

Unsolicited spam goes to inbox of my digital twin and simply gets diverted, not unsubcribed.

Jul 26, 2019 05:04 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

It really depends. Like most, I get way too many spam emails.

Jul 26, 2019 04:19 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

About 2.5 seconds.  I've got my email settings set up where if it looks like spam, it goes immediately to the spam folder.  I check it from time to time.

Jul 26, 2019 01:35 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I just click the spam button and Google takes care of it in the future.

Jul 25, 2019 09:52 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

If you're talking about that Tim and Julie Harris team, it might take forever!

Jul 26, 2019 11:05 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Way too long. Many times if you unsubscribe you've validated yours is a working email then it is sold to others

Jul 27, 2019 09:50 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have always suspected that hitting "Unsubscribe" on many spam emails is verification of my email for the sender and enables them to provide my email address to other spammers. I just hit "delete".

Jul 27, 2019 07:50 AM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I just block that email address. Done. No more offers.

Jul 27, 2019 06:59 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I delete junk every day....if I'm not too busy I'll look for the unsubscribe link....

Jul 26, 2019 12:44 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I Block and Delete ... don't waste time unsubscribing as it only adds to my workload.

Jul 26, 2019 11:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

When you unsubscribe you are simply verifying your email address. I block and delete instead.

Jul 26, 2019 11:11 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Many you just ignore it.

Jul 26, 2019 08:25 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Best to mark it as a "spam"

Jul 27, 2019 02:33 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I put them in spam.

Jul 27, 2019 01:07 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Send them to trash. We had a whole bunch of junk - like 30 to 50 one week and they just kept on coming. Trashed them all - it took some time - and it was a bit annoying but they're all gone now.


The stupidest ones to me are other local agents that somehow think putting me on their 'client list' and sending me spam 'client' stuff. So stupid! The other ones are brokers trying to recruit agents and they fail to do any research on who they're sending spam emails too! Why would I be recruiting other broker/owners?  Not going to happen.

Jul 27, 2019 11:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do see that also, but two seconds, they are deleted.

Aug 08, 2019 01:49 PM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

It might better to report them as a spam

Jul 29, 2019 08:08 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I move them over to the 'BLACK HOLE' list in my email add-on (spam-locator) program and it takes about a 1/2 second!

Jul 27, 2019 09:42 PM