Penny Stock Spam Is Annoying; Here’s What To Do With It All

| December 12, 2014

stop spamPenny Stock Spam… The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

I hate penny stock spam.

There I said it.  Nothing in my life is more annoying than opening my email and seeing a scammer trying to convince me to buy a piece of crap penny stock.

Why such hatred for these emails?

It’s simple, I get A LOT of penny stock spam and it drives me crazy.

As you can imagine, I spend hours online every day researching penny stocks, studying company filings, reading press releases, and trying to uncover a nugget of information that will make you and me more money!

Because of that, I sign up for emails and information all the time.

And that results in emails… lots of emails… I have one email account that I use for this kind of research, and last time I looked, it had about 96,000 unopened emails.  (All from the last 12 months!)

So to say I’ve seen a lot of penny stock spam is an understatement.

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably wadding through a sea of emails as well.

Today, I’m going to share with you the secrets to identifying penny stock spam, how to separate the good from the bad, and what to do about it.

Let’s start with the good…

Not all email is penny stocks spam

I hope you don’t consider my emails about penny stocks to be spam.  I work hard to give you my research and ideas every day!  Besides, you’ll be able to tell a good email from a bad one often just by the content.

  • Does it look nice? (good)
  • Do they use proper grammar? (good)
  • Is the email easy to read? (good)
  • Are they all about the hype? (bad)
  • Do they sound like a used car salesman? (bad)
  • Are they pressuring you to buy something right now? (bad)

If there’s an email you like and trust (like Penny Stock Research), you can let your email provider know you approve of their emails and whitelist the sender.

This first step, regardless of if you use G-mail, AOL, Microsoft, or Yahoo… or any other email system… is to add the email address to your contacts list.

You can also whitelist good emails by following these steps.

Now what about that email you’re not so sure of?

How to tell is an email is penny stock spam

If you’re trying to figure out if a particular email is spam…

Take a moment and scroll to the bottom of the email.  That’s right, open the email up, (don’t click on anything) and scroll to the very bottom.  You’ll see an email disclaimer.  All professionals who send emails have a disclaimer.

Now read it.

Boring I know… but you’re looking for something specific.  You’re looking for disclosures that the email sender is being PAID.  Any mention of accepting payment for sending an email about a particular stock is a bad thing.

Those are penny stock spam!

Now what should you do?

What to do with penny stock spam

Once you find an email that’s penny stock spam… or emails that you don’t want to get any more…

The first step is to scroll to the bottom of the email.

Normally there will be a link at the bottom saying “unsubscribe” or “manage my subscription” or something like that.

Click on the link and follow the instructions to unsubscribe.

(By the way, I recommend unsubscribing from things regularly… it helps keep your inbox clean.)

Then keep a list…

Yep, write down the email address that you just unsubscribed from and watch your email inbox.  According to the rules, a sender has about 48 hours to remove you from their email list.

If you see an email from the sender when you open it, go-ahead and click the spam button (but only 48 hours after you’ve tried to unsubscribe).

Those are a few fast tricks to avoiding penny stock spam… and keeping your inbox nice and clean!

Profitably Yours,

Brian Kent
Penny Stock Research


Brian Kent has been trading the markets for more than 2 decades and now writes and edits for  You can sign up for the newsletter and get a free research report –  We are a trusted source for the truth about penny stocks!


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Brian Kent is the Editor for He also pens Penny Stock All-Stars, an investment advisory focused on discovering small-cap and micro-cap stocks that are destined to become the market's next Blue Chips.