I want to use my main mail address everywhere, even public places. But I doubt if I can guard myself against spam.

Is there a provider specialized in spam protection? Or at least good at it?

At last, given your experience, should I even do it?

  • @Lemming421
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    543 months ago

    I want to use my main mail address everywhere, even public places.

    No you don’t. It’s not quite as simple, but buy your own domain, get an email provider such as Fastmail that will let you use a catch-all, then use a unique address for every site you visit.

    Then if one starts receiving spam, you can block that specific address and voila, no more spam. Plus you know what sites have either poor customer detail hygiene or are actively selling your details.

      • go $fsck yourself
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        73 months ago

        I like Zoho. It can be free as long as you use the web/mobile app. If you want to use your own email software, it’s $1/mo for the lowest paid tier.

      • lemmyvore
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        33 months ago

        Then you’re going to get spammed to hell, live with it.

        There’s no spam filters that will protect you 100% from putting the same email address everywhere.

        Using personalized aliases for everything and never showing a public address if you can help it is the only way to fight spam these days.

        • @[email protected]
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          23 months ago

          There’s no spam filters that will protect you 100% from putting the same email address everywhere.

          Well, you could curate your own whitelist, but that’s not very practical for most use cases.

    • Jeff
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      93 months ago

      This is exactly what I have done since 2005 with them. Showed me years ago that 1800Flowers either was compromised or sells their email addresses.