On Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 01:12:52PM +0100, Dave Wilson mentioned:
> > The concept of revocable email addresses has been around for ages -
> > once you're set up to do subaddressing (such as user+foo at bar.com),
> > it's dead easy to do all by yourself, with the added bonus that you're
> > not dependant on some third party service provider.
>> I'm aware of one guy who has cron jobs set up to create aliases
>username000403 at example.com every day, and expire them after a
> week or two. He uses these in usenet, changing his From: address
> every day.
>> In general, munging is bad and the bounces it causes postmasters
> can be worse than spam, but it's possible to do it carefully and
Indeed. I give out a mailing address as jplooney-spam at online.ie, and have
a .qmail-spam file pointing to a "spam" mailfolder. That way *all* mail I
get goes there, I just don't look at it too often. Hopefully, clueful
people would trim the -spam bit, when sending to me anyway.
That said, I don't actually get spam to it. It seems my other mail
addresses are too well published on mailing lists around the place...
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