Many of us know getting our names off junkmail lists helps reduce waste and prevents our mailboxes from getting clogged with unnecessary mail. But did you know that spam email can also lead to the waste of natural resources? According to internet security firm McAfee, about 62 trillion spam emails are sent annually, and they use up enough electricity to power more than 2.4 million homes. All of the energy used to power-up computers and smartphones -- including time wasted deleting unwanted emails -- adds up. One way to prevent this is to install spam filter software to stop spam from clogging your inbox.
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