You can also choose to block trackers into your inbox with these options. I’m sure there are more options, but I must say even my junk mail is more annoying than usual because I can tell it started with my filling out a “tell me more” form on a site. How do I know? By the name on the envelope or label. In my inbox, I can tell by the unique email address it was sent to. Kim Komando recently had a tip for your inbox management – if you use Gmail. If I’m on the Hostess site because I have a craving for a raspberry Zinger and I want to receive updates, I simply type in my email email@example.com. It works with your domain email if Google is your mail server, too. I just tested susan+hostess @ funnelmediagroupllc . com – it worked. I always find it interesting to know who is selling my data out to the highest bidders. It also alerts me from where I need to request that my data is to be removed.
In May, Google made it easier for you to request your personal data is deleted from their search results. You can fill this form to start the process.
An alternative tactic is switching to using DuckDuckGo.com for your search engine, adding the “add-on” to Chrome and other browsers. It may affect your search results, site functionality, as many sites still rely on tracking cookies to allow you travel successfully through their sites, especially if you must login to view it. DuckDuckGo also offers an email address that merely strips out all tracking cookies before passing it along to your main email account.
Remember the days of dropping your card in a fishbowl for a chance to win? This would be like having the winner chosen from the bowl and then all the cards in the bowl are burned. I like the visual!
How annoyed are you with all the spam email, texts, phone calls? You can start with finding out who is selling you out, and stripping out the benefit of their adding you to their list to collect data to see what you do next online.