09 March 2008

Managing spam with your gmail address

I have posted before about using a dot "." in your gmail address. Now I see there's another option, the plus sign "+"

The modified address can then be used to filter your incoming gmail.

Here's the skinny from Google with some tips on how to use the feature.

7 comments:

Layla said...

That is really interesting. I will remember this, but you know I have never had much spam using gmail. :)

Ramblin' Ed said...

I don't get much gmail spam either. Or maybe that should be yet.

The dudes kinda confuse me with all their variations and "a dot is a dot except it's not" shenanigans. Does it bug me? Nope. Do I bother with any of it? Nope again.

Sure, I could go to the google page and research. But why, when Gunner does it for me?

Anonymous said...

I get a kick from your sidebar images and reminded about quote just today from VAW Advocate "Nothing says NO like a .45" Cheers

Appalachian Gun Trash said...

You both have a point as I too rarely get spam in my gmail accounts. Now, Yahoo? My email account there gets hammered but that's why I use it for the spammy websites.

Yep, anonymous, it also sort of reminds you of that saying, "Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a "4."

Although I think a .357 would do a credible job. :-)

Anonymous said...

The problem with this is that your true gmail address is still right there in the open: me+fooledyou@gmail.com is still just me@gmail.com to any spammer worth their salt. You really need a disposable address that completely masks your true one to be effective. Hopefully the smart folks at Google will come up with a solution. But, gmail does do an outstanding job of detecting spam in general.

Anonymous said...

when are they gonna start hanging convicted spammers? Yahoo is indeed the worst site I've seen for spam. My fault though I opened an email from a dating site and got trashed...literally. Gmail does not seem to have the same problem though now I am millitant about which web sites I go to. I'm serious about hanging spammers too. Probably wouldn't need to do it more than a few hundred times until people got the message not to do that. Texas still has capital punishment though. Screw it maybe it won't work. Kamon Yahoo take Googles lead and fix the problem. Microsoft must be out of thier minds wanting to buy you incompetents.

A.G.T. said...

You do have to have a disposable email address anymore. It's digusting the spam that flows into mine. For my "real" email I use a small freeware program called Mailwasher. It's not perfect, but it can help with the spam flood.