Email bacon is not the most delicious email ever sent to you. It’s those email newsletters, adds and coupons, that range somewhere in between the non personal spam email about penis enlargement and the personal emails from your mom asking about how she can stop getting spam email about penis enlargement.
One company working on a solution to this problem is called unsubscribe.com. This site will allow you to unsubscribe from any unwanted mass email you get. I think am going to add every family member I have to this site.
Gmail and other emails hosts have added options to help you categorize incoming email so you can quickly prioritize unread messages. For example, categorizing an email from a friend, as important, and an email from a Nigerian Billionaire who just needs your social security number to make you rich, as super important.