12% of e-mail users have actually tried to buy stuff from spam

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by snowdrift, Jul 16, 2009.

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  1. snowdrift

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    It's really amazing some people actually fall for this stuff.
     
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    That's just an unbelievable statistic, isn't it? I agree Fastmail does a great job. Also, using your own domain, turning off catch-all, and assigning a name for every new email correspondent makes a perfect whitelist-like approach. For example, if you sign up at Wilders, you use wilders@mydomain.com . Most hosting providers make it sooo easy to add a new email name (not as a full user - but a forward or "alias") that it just takes an extra few seconds and well worth it to have ZERO spam. If I ever DO get spam from somebody, I know exactly who it's from and can go to that account in my host's email management console and hit "delete" - problem solved. With domain names as cheap as $1 for GoDaddy when they run their specials and hosting from free (000web.com - the best no-ads free host by far) to paid (numerous - I use Dreamhost) it's now a viable option for everybody.
     
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