Saturday, November 15, 2008

Controlling Spam using Gmail

I had an idea for controlling spam that works really really well for me. I modified my email forwarding to look like this: -> -> is the only account that I actually read on a regular basis.

I just had a case where a spam message to which can be viewed in my Inbox on In other words, it wasn't auto filtered to ABC's Spam folder. Well, that message never got forwarded to I can't explain why and so far, all of the valid email has gotten forwarded.

So, my Spam folder on stays clean except for spam that was sent directly to Thus, there is barely anything that I need to skim over when purging my Spam folder on XYZ. Very handy. has been around since 1996. It gets a lot of spam.

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