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
matter
> 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 gmail.com, 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.

http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/details.html
http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html

I run my own mail server (for my personal domain, jerrykindall.com) 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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