Gmail account as a spam filter

You can set up a Gmail account as a way of filtering spam from your normal email account. Create you Gmail account and configure the Settings, Account and Import, OR you can just set up a forward from your normal email account:-

forwardingThe benefit of the 2nd method is to reduce the delay in receiving emails through Gmail. Gmail uses a weird algorithm to fetch emails, you can’t just set it fetch every x minutes like you can with most other free email providers.

Don’t forget to occasionally check the SPAM folder on Gmail, just in case there’s an important email that’s been marked as a “false positive”.