This is a followup on my previous post.
I've had some people pick up the way I do my e-mail. What I'm about ready to explain can be done with any e-mail provider that allows you to automatically forward e-mail. However, in my case, I have my own domain for just e-mail.
What I do, for each individual, or group, I assign them a separate e-mail to use. For example jack.o.(random_characters)@mydomain.com, samantha.c.(random_characters)@mydomain.com, etc. I then forward these accounts to a "receive only" account like firstname.lastname@example.org. I then place all the server side filters on email@example.com, and download all e-mails from firstname.lastname@example.org. Most of my filters, except 6-12, are in Mailwasher.
Then if I get SPAM, which I haven't yet, on say account the jack.o... account, I then delete it, and jack.o must keep in contact with me via snail mail, or the phone. If for example, I'd get SPAM on the jack.o... account, then it is jack.o's fault, and I cancel his account, no questions asked, for excuses accepted. The same applies, for example, if my e-mail (in this case jack.o...) is put in the TO or CC line, then the account is deleted. My e-mail has been compromised.
There is one service, that I haven't used in years, that people might consider using. The service is:
Basically here is how it works:
1. Establish an account (call it for this post: coffee).
2. Create a some word like, "garden".
3. Decide how many time it can be used, say 2 times.
4. Then provide the addressee with the e-mail: email@example.com
5. When firstname.lastname@example.org gets an e-mail, it will forward it to the e-mail on record with spamgourmet.com.
6. What happens, after email@example.com receives two e-mails, with the first word garden in it, all subsequent e-mails are bounced back.
7. According to spamgourmet.com they will not forward e-mails with attachments.
To create another e-mail, just choose another word, the number of times it can be used, and provide that to the person. So in the above example, just give say firstname.lastname@example.org, and it can be used 3 times. You can at any time reset the number of times used manually, or cancel the e-mail, in this case email@example.com at any time.
Since I got my own domain for e-mails, I stopped using spamgourmet.com. But it is one tool to help reduce unwanted e-mails.
Edited by scotty_ncc1701, 10 June 2014 - 08:37 AM.