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Old 4 Jul 2021, 06:24 PM   #1
AlvinMack
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Help me handle when overloaded with Email marketing, Email spam

I have about 2 Email accounts for work and daily life information. I only registered the account information for the supermarket, but I have too much spam from other agencies. Make my mail box always full. I know this is Email marketing, but I find it annoying. Don't know if everyone has had the same situation as me? Please help me quickly delete them instead of deleting each message (because it is a lot), or if you have a better solution please help me. Thanks very much
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Old 5 Jul 2021, 06:23 AM   #2
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Does your webmail support something like SpamAssassin that automatically tests for spam? If it does they typically provide a web page that lets you set a threshold for how spammy a message has to be for it to be automatically moved to a junk folder. I suggest you investigate what anti-spam features your email provider offers.

Gmail has its faults but they're very good at detecting spam. They also let you configure an account to automatically, periodically fetch email from a account with another email provider and put it in the Gmail inbox. That way you can leverage Gmails spam detection, message filtering etc. You can also configure Gmail to support sending email from other email addresses/aliases . If you do that somebody has to go out of their way to view headers that are normally hidden by default to be able to detect that you sent the message using Gmail rather than the domain used in the From: address.

https://support.google.com/mail/answ...DDesktop&hl=en (fetching)

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370?hl=en (From: address)
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Old 5 Jul 2021, 06:30 AM   #3
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One useful trick when giving out a email address to a company is to use plus addressing to create essentially a disposable address that you can filter on.

For example, if you have a [email protected] address and need to give it to Costco, give them costco+[email protected] If they use that email address it will go to the right mailbox but if you start getting spam sent to that address you can create a filter that automatically deletes or moves to a junk folder any mail sent to that (plus) address. That is much better than trying to filter new mail based on the sender, which is easily spoofed.

Most email providers seem to support plus addressing nowadays even though they might not mention it.
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Old 5 Jul 2021, 06:38 AM   #4
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For example, if you have a [email protected] address and need to give it to Costco, give them costco+[email protected]
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Old 6 Jul 2021, 05:09 AM   #5
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For domain spam protection just have a look at mxguarddog.com

Thereís another one in the Uk which Iíve used but canít think of name.
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