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?

  • @[email protected]OP
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    14 months ago

    Not best solution I guess. How about generic sites? Like Git commit mail, my website, Mastodon etc. where I can’t add that postfix.

    • @madsen
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      4 months ago

      Why can’t you use ±aliases in Git, Mastodon, etc.?

      Edit: git config --local user.email "[email protected]" shouldn’t cause any issues.

    • @[email protected]
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      14 months ago

      What I do is have some general mailboxes then signed addresses on top of that.

      So if you email blog@ or kevincox@ you will get a fairly high level of spam filtering. I also have a few other “memorable” addresses that get reduced spam filtering. If you use the unique signed address that I use for signing up to services, newsletters or whatever where the address is private to a specific service then you basically skip spam filtering. Of course if you abuse that privilege then I will outright block the signed address.

      Basically by allowing friends and “trusted” services through the spam filter I can crank up the difficulty for unknown senders.