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#1 SuperSapien64

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 01:50 PM

Hi I've been thinking about making an account with Spamgourmet but first I I have some questions.

The first being can I load a Spamgourmet account into Mozilla Thunderbird?

My second questions is can use it to filter spam for free services like YouTube or Crackle?

Also I would love to hear your opinions and experiences regarding Spamgourmet. :)



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:31 AM

I used spamgourmet in the past, but not recently. It's not an e-mail service.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 11:37 AM

I used spamgourmet in the past, but not recently. It's not an e-mail service.

So it cant be used to filter spam for YouTube then?



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 01:51 PM

What do you mean with "spam for YouTube"? Do you receive SPAM e-mails on your personal e-mail address from YouTube?

 

Spamgourmet offers disposable e-mail addresses. So if you have to provide an e-mail address to a website, company or service, you give your spamgourmet e-mail address in stead of your real address.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:02 PM

It's basically the same as 10MinuteMail from what I can understand, right?


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 12:41 AM

What do you mean with "spam for YouTube"? Do you receive SPAM e-mails on your personal e-mail address from YouTube?

 

Spamgourmet offers disposable e-mail addresses. So if you have to provide an e-mail address to a website, company or service, you give your spamgourmet e-mail address in stead of your real address.

I was just using YT as an example I really don't notice any spam form YouTube but I'm not sure about there third party ad partners and the same goes for other free websites. Can you register a account from any website via email or reset your password via email using Spamgourmet?



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 07:26 AM

Yes, you can do that, but 2 caveats:

 

1) some website refuse spamgourmet addresses

2) spamgourmet will only forward you a fixed number of e-mails (3 by default), past that number, you will not get your reset password e-mails, unless you change your spamgourmet settings.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:11 PM

Thanks Didier Stevens I guess I'll use spamgourmet mainly for surveys or petitions it sounds like it would be a bit of a hassle to use it for services like YouTube or Crackle. Frankly I don't mind the occasional email-advertisement I'm more concerned about solicitation & scam emails which is why I just hope the US passes a anti spam law similar to the one Canada passed.






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