When you read the privacy FAQs about Monster, you notice that (luckily) they won't sell or share your email and other information without your consent. Although (unfortunately) at the time of this writing, if you respond to an ad, publicly post, or sign up for their partner offers, you give consent on the spot.
Also note, their database of resumes has your email information for employers to check out. So basically anyone posing as an employer can get to the full list of given email addresses. What this all amounts to is quite a list of people that are well within reach of your Gmail address in order to load it with whatever they felt like sending you.
If you ever find yourself getting lots of unwanted emails from either Monster or an employer, here is how you can stop them from reaching your inbox:
- Install Block Sender for Gmail by clicking the "Install" button found in the upper right-hand corner of this site. The installation won't take long. Open Gmail when it is done.
- After signing up for a Block Sender account and linking your Gmail account to Block Sender, open the unwanted email from Monster or the employer, and click the "Block" button on the messages toolbar.
- Select the "Emails from this sender" option.