Re: Email Spam
- From: Ed Mullen <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 21:15:00 -0400
On 02 Jun 2008, Ed Mullen <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On the surface it strikes me as more cumbersome and, hence, less
useful, than just regular email. I mean, in my email reader I see
spam, useful recognized messages, and unknown messages. They are
easily categorized and trashed or responded to. To add another layer
on that seems needlessly complex. Maybe I'm just not getting what
Email is working fine for me. I know my software. I know my host systems. Why would I want to add yet another program/layer to that
Again, maybe I'm just being obtuse and clueless. Which wouldn't be the
Well, one thing about email that somebody mentioned and reminded me of in a thread above, it's usually pretty easy to setup "temporary" email addresses with any host, using them to redirect to a "permanent" one while changing the temp every week or even more often. That's really probably the best way to deal with spam in general today. As for my form suggestion, I think it could be made just as "transparent" as regular email is now., but one _would_ have to type or paste the text into a form field.
I could certainly do that, my host allows several thousand email addys. But I wouldn't. I have no desire to manage lots of addresses, nor to advise my many correspondents of a change in my address. I'm content managing spam on ONE address. Besides, if I change the addy, but still use it for all the purposes I do, in short order the spammers would find me.
I accept the status quo and try to deal with it. And I'm not over-burdened in that respect. So, I have little incentive (even though I have the resources) to change. I do what I know. It's working "ok." Short of changing my addy from ed to buzzardbuster (at the same domain) I don't see a better solution than my host's spam filters and my email program's filters. As it is my addy is assaulted by hundreds of spams a day but I never see any but a few.
Whatever. We all do what we can and must do and are comfortable with. Fine.
When it rains, why don't sheep shrink?
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