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How do you deal with spam when using a catch-all email address? [closed]

How do you deal with spam when using a catch-all email address? [closed]

What strategies do you use to combat spam coming into a catch-all address?

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bert [Entry]

"The whole point with catch-all addresses is that you get everything, but you only need to attend to addresses you are interested in. I do a few things:

if I give out an email to anyone, it's site-specific. For instance, superuser would know me as superuser.com@mydomaincom. That way I can figure out who's selling what.
All mail that is sent to a known, good address is considered good.
All mail that is sent to an unknown, suspicious address (so it's NOT one of twenty addresses I actually get mail from) gets filtered (using Gmail) to a ""probably-spam"" bin. I check that when I can, and rescue good mail from there.
Addresses that are good get added to the no-filter list.

It definitely takes me longer to answer if a new friend writes me at ""thatCrazyDudeFromTaiwan@mydomain.com"" because it gets marked as suspicious. But that's fine..."
bert [Entry]

"These user names seem to attract spam and have been banned from my catch all address:

root
info
sales
admin
microcenter (They apparently sold my rebate address to spammers!)

The first 4 tend to get the same spam within minutes of each other (@^%$ BOTS!). The last is a disposable that has been disposed of due to abuse."
bert [Entry]

Use Google Apps for your domain. I hardly ever have spam and I use a catch-all address.
Use Google Apps for your domain. I hardly ever have spam and I use a catch-all address.