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hpr0548 :: How to Prevent Spam

Xoke talks about spam and how to prevent it.

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Hosted by Xoke on 2010-06-14 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
Tags: Spam,spamgourmet,spam rules.
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Setup

Sets up a real email address eg real@example.com and another one for spam eg: spam@example.com

Per Company emails

A rule is set so that any messages that is not destined for a real/configured email address goes to spam@example.com.

Give companies unique email addresses on your domain, and set up a rule to redirect that to the real address if the domain that is sending is the same as the prefix.

For example hackerpublicradio.org@example.org coming from admin@hackerpublicradio.org would be sent to real@example.com. While hackerpublicradio.org@example.org coming from spammer@spammer.org would be sent to spam@example.com.

Throwaway emails

someword.x.user@spamgourmet.com where someword is a word you have never used before, x (optional) is the number of email messages you want to receive at this address (up to 20, and the number 3 will be used if you leave it out), and user is your username.


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