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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
 

What is bulkmail?
Bulkmail is any form of unsolicited email, also called spam or junkmail.

Are you replacing my email address?
Nope, we're simply protecting it from the outside world. You'll still use your email address the way you normally do to contact friends and family, but you'll no longer use it to subscribe to newslett...

How do I check my mail?
Since Bulc Club is an email filtering and forwarding service, you'll still check your email using your mail client (Outlook, Mac Mail, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.). All non-Bulkmail messages filtered a...

Why would a bank or mortgager or subscription sell my information?
Good question. Seems pretty unethical, doesn't it, creating a new revenue stream by abusing their loyal customers? We think so, too, which is part of the reason we started this club. Businesses justi...

What is the Bulc Club Member Rating?
Every time a member receives an email from an address or domain and marks it as bulkmail, we increase the rating of that sender's email address or domain. Any messages that our members receive wi...

How do I mark sender addresses and domains as spam?
Members can mark addresses and domains as bulkmail in their Member Consoles or from links we inject into the messages themselves. Bulc Club allows you to mark a sender's email address or ...

Can't I just unsubscribe from emails?
Sometimes you can opt-out of receiving messages from the bank or business where you subscribed. You'll see a message that informs you that it could take 3-6 weeks for you to stop receiving emails. In ...

So what's the best way to prevent my email address from getting sold?
The absolute foolproof way is to never give them your email address at all. This is why you can create unlimited forwarders through your Bulc Club account. Once your email address is out the...

If all messages are filtered through Bulc Club, shouldn't I be worried about privacy?
We get this question all the time and it's a valid concern. Bulc Club was created to protect privacy (Our Privacy Policy). We do this by: Ensuring your email address is kept out of the hands of bus...

How long does Bulc Club keep messages?
For your security and privacy, the messages that we filter are only stored on our server for 30 days. For users that log-in only a few times a month, this should provide ample time to evaluate message...

What is a sender, address, and domain?
A sender is a person or script that sends an email to you. An address is the email address a sender uses to send you this email. Oftentimes, you'll see this next to "From" in your...

What is a Bulc Club Forwarder?
A Bulc Club Forwarder is an email address that can only receive and forward messages. You get unlimited forwarders with each free Bulc Club account. They all start with aliases that you crea...

Do I have to log-in to create a forwarder before using it?
All Bulc Club forwarders are created automatically. Imagine you're standing in the check-out lane at your local gas station, Guzzle-n-Go, and a clerk asks if you want to enroll into a contes...

What if I want to see a message that has been marked as bulkmail?
All messages that are filtered will sit in your administrative panel for 30 days before they're marked for garbage collection. If somehow a valid email is filtered out (because of a high Bulc Club Mem...

How do I read Bulc Club Statistics in my Member Console?
From your Information screen, under Settings, you can access global statistics about your account, including the number of emails sent, blocked, rated, and deleted. You can also see how...

How do I check a sender's email address rating?
Visit Bulc Club's site (www.bulc.club) and click "Check Member Ratings" under "Resources." From this page, you can enter any email address or domain and check the rating.  

How do I check a sender's mail server domain rating?
Visit Bulc Club's site (www.bulc.club) and click "Check Member Ratings" under "Resources." From this page, you can enter any email address or domain and check the rating.  

How do I refer friends and family to Bulc Club?
Log-in to your Bulc Club Member Console and click "Referrals" under "Settings." From this page, you can enter the email addresses of friends and family members that you think could benefit f...

Why are Check Results pages indexed by search engines?
Each time you search for a sender's email address or domain Bulc Club Member Rating on our site, we create a special page for that address/domain that is accessible to search eng...

What is a BulcBurner?
BulcBurners are single-use (temporary) email addresses. This means that the first time we receive an email sent to this address, we'll deliver it. However, all subsequent emails are routed directly to...

What is a the difference between BulcBurners and Bulc Club Membership?
BulcBurners are simply single-use email addresses. They're addresses that you can use once and then throw away, similar to disposable cell phones. Bulc Club Membership allows for the auto...

Can I block an entire domain while still allowing email from specific email addresses?
If you subscribe to an online service for important notifications, you may also receive unwanted promotional and marketing emails from their domain. Example: Your bank may send you statements each mon...

Can I automatically block all mail coming through a specific forwarder?
Absolutely! Imagine you subscribe to an online service that immediately sells your Bulc Club forwarder to hundreds of spammers. Bulc Club makes it easy for you to simply block the forwarder. Click the...

How do I cancel my Bulc Club membership?
Should you decide Bulc Club isn't right for you, leaving the club is easy. From your Member Console, click the gear icon on the top-right of the screen to access your Settings. Then, click...

Use Bulc Club forwarders to block LinkedIn spam
For the past few months, we’ve been seeing numerous tweets by frustrated people indicating that LinkedIn sold their email addresses to spammers. However unethical their marke...

Allow Mail From Only One Email Address
If you’ve read our case study on InstantCheckmate, you’ll see that subscribing to online services may flood your inbox with bulkmail from a variety of email addresses and domains. Thi...

Allow Mail From Only One Domain
If you’ve read our case study on InstantCheckmate, you’ll see that subscribing to online services may flood your inbox with bulkmail from a variety of email addresses and domains. Thi...

How do I reply to messages sent through Bulc Club Forwarders to my private email account?
Until outbound mail is offered, it is recommended that you do the following, in those rare cases where you wish to send a response. Please take caution that you're not mailing a spammer, as you'll b...

What happens if I don't receive an email I'm expecting?
There are a variety of reasons why you might not receive an email. Here are the top three: Member Ratings: The most common cause of undelivered mail is the sender's email address or domain has been...

How can I preview the sender without opening an email?
By default, Bulc Club changes the "From" information to: Bulc Club Mailman <relay@bulc.club>. However, if you'd like to preview the sender's name and email address, log-in to your Bulc Club...

Can I change the email address for my Bulc Club Membership?
Absolutely. Oftentimes, when switching jobs or graduating from college, we lose access to a previous email address. Bulc Club makes it easy for you to update the address associated with your acco...

What are Bulc Club's Hotkeys?
Hotkeys make it easier and faster for you to perform mundane repetitive tasks. If you use your Bulc Club Member Console to moderate messages in your queue, sometimes blocking multiple add...

How can I see all messages received through a Forwarder?
  Oftentimes, we want to easily see the activity on a Forwarder to learn who has been using it, if the messages it received are legitimate, and to individually change the default actio...

 
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