You’ve Got Spam: The 5 Types of Emails that Clog Your Inbox

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You’ve Got Spam: The 5 Types of Emails that Clog Your Inbox

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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mail accounts are like childhood music choices: You made them in your teenage years, you told everyone about them, but you’re embarrassed of them now. Not only have you committed the sin of creating heart_breaker_jack@gmail.com or funkygal_007@yahoo.co.in, but you’ve also flaunted it on Orkut and a million other places. And today, since everyone has that contact, you can’t get rid of it. That email account is what Abhishek Bachchan is to Amitabh. A pain in the ass. And just like Abhishek’s filmography, your email account is full of crap.

Spam emails then are the internet equivalent of standing at a railway station and being handed over flyers by everyone you pass by. You might be least interested, but they’ll keep coming. You won’t go through them, but you will still have to take the trouble of throwing them in the bin. Only if I were given a rupee for sending each of these spam emails to trash, I would have been Nirav Modi.

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