OkCupid is a well known free dating site. The spam starts with them sending you an email telling you that "you're hot". Then they send you an email telling you that you've been added to the "most attractive" list of members. It certainly doesn't stop there since the owner of OkCupid also owns various other popular websites. So your email address can float pretty far and wide. As a result, your Gmail account receives a flood of spam from all over the place.
To help prevent these emails from getting to your inbox, follow these instructions:
- 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 OkCupid, and click the "Block" button on the messages toolbar.
- Select the "Emails from this sender" option.
It may be possible to unsubscribe from these emails from within your OkCupid account. But given that your email is shared with other websites, and given how aggressive their email campaigns are, this may not actually help, but it's worth trying out.