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Thursday, January 6th, 2005, 3:28 pm

Solution to Junk Mail

Some excellent spam advice was passed on to me by a technology-savvy client at work. Because it has been exceptionally successful, I would like to share it:

Set up distinct E-mail accounts that are intended for (at most):

  • Colleagues, family and friends
  • Mailing lists
  • Newsgroups
  • Public enquiries, e.g. directories, Web pages

Additionally, if you can have a catch-all account, give out different E-mail addresses for different purposes and leave all messages in the same ‘pool’ (mail forwarding can be used to centralise all messages as well). If one account gets abused, it can be separated out by instantiation of its address (or by breakage of some forwarders).

Separate boxes
Separating boxes is the key

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