Re: RE: Anonymizer or similar products

Subject: Re: RE: Anonymizer or similar products
From: "Jerry Kindall" <j -dot- kindall -at- tecplot -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 09:45:22 -0700

Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> writes:

> I am trying to find every way possible to stanch the flood of spam. No
> how carefully I reserve an account for professional use only, it
quickly fills
> up with junk. I am trying to plug every hole, and I figured anonymous
web browsing
> might help.

Anonymous Web browsing won't help with that because your Web browser
does not give out your e-mail address unless it is very, very old (or
very, very broken).

Fortunately, the flood of spam is a solved problem. Simply switch to
Gmail. Its spam filter is really, really good. You might have to train
it a bit and occasionally fish something out of the spam folder, but
it's pretty rare after the first couple of weeks. If you don't want an
e-mail address ending in, you can register your own domain
($10 a year) and use the same exact Gmail service with that -- the
"premier edition" (for busineses) is $50 per account per year, or you
can take your chances with the free version.

I run my own mail server (for my personal domain, and
do a few additional things to block spam -- I typically get one or two
spams a week. Gmail will get you 99% of the way there without having to
be your own postmaster. But the secret is that I use Gmail as the
last-ditch spam filter -- if an e-mail looks at all suspicious to my
server, it just gets forwarded to Gmail and my mail client will pick it
up from there.

Jerry Kindall, SDK Technical Writer
Tecplot, Inc. | Enjoy the View
Bellevue, Washington, USA

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