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:

[email protected] -> [email protected] -> [email protected]

[email protected] is the only account that I actually read on a regular basis.

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

So, my Spam folder on [email protected] stays clean except for spam that was sent directly to [email protected] Thus, there is barely anything that I need to skim over when purging my Spam folder on XYZ. Very handy.

[email protected] has been around since 1996. It gets a lot of spam.

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