Alternative SPAM trap FWIW:
An alternative method, *** IF ***, you own your own domain name that has email.
Provide a unique "name" (to each and every?) contact you provide an email name. Say, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org ...
Then, if email arrives from other than the original contact, you will know where the leak was.
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| |kcazzieOne Of Jerry's KidsPremium
Morton Grove, IL
Spam.... I have had the same web E addy for almost 6 years and it's got to the point that I miss important E's,,,I can't tell how many I may get...But way Too much...Actually, my problem...But nothing I can do...Actually, if I could have started again, I would never give out my e addy,,,If you want to un install they they know you have a real E addy...:(...Can't WIN
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A REAL solution to Spam I've been using this for about six months now, and I never get spam on legit e-mail addresses.
Their servers are slow, but the service is free. What you do is create a new e-mail for everything you sign up for. I have about 60 e-mail addresses now. One for each web site I sign up for. If one of those address starts to produce spam, I have the choice of either filtering based on address, or removing the e-mail address. I've never had to do that. Plus, if you do start to get spam at an address, you can question the person you gave the address too since that's the only person who's ever had it. I'm not sure if it's had any effect yet, but people might start to respect @sneakemail.com addresses after they've been called on their sharing of addresses.
Anyway, check it out if you want to rid yourself of spam. Their web servers are slow, but they seem to have dealt with the e-mail delays I was seeing many months ago.
This doesn't really help you if you post an address for a harvesting robot to pick up, but I suppose you could create one even for that and when the spam gets unbearable, you can delete the address.
| |RxdoxxPremium,Ex-Mod 2002-13
Middle River, MD
So much to learn Starfish - my head hurts bookmarked your post so I can read it over and over until I begin to understand.
nil- something else for me to study how/what it does.
Never used the @home addy, had problems from the start with it and my workaround was to rely on a hotmail account.
(Same with the new comcast) Ran into some brick walls that required a "real" e-mail, I just lived with it.
Then about August, started seeing a lot of diploma, college stuff and it has grown from there. I recognize a bunch of the list, from the HI There, to the make money....
MSN block sender is not being that effective (so it appears, but I can't really tell), Not an area I have given a lot of attention to, but an area that is getting more and more of my interest.
For people with my knowledge/skill/lack of skill, I wait and hope for (very honestly and openly) someone to create a program like AdAware, windowwasher, HDValet... that will do the job for me. My wallet is ready to open for whomever produces it. And looks like there is some money to be made by whoever does. Given the fact that posters in this thread and at DSLR seem to be the computer literate, and the general public has a growing need. A program that I can send to my e-mail account that cleans it before I get there for $29?? Where do I line up for it??
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