02/13/2003 Entry: ""
Posted by Maynard @ 11:05 AM MST
How I deal with The Internet Menace
I own my name. I use it for communication. Therefore, I have the ability to restrict who contacts me using my name, at least on the web. Whenever someone wants my e-mail address, I give them one customized just for them. For example, Terry Tate has his own e-mail address at MatthewMaynard.net. It forwards directly to my regular e-mail address. If I EVER receive unsolicited e-mail addressed to that particular forward address, I know who has sold my name to the highest bidder. To solve the problem, I just reset the address to bounce back to sender and delete silently, instead of forward. I also know who I will not do business with in the future.
Just a useful tidbit for those of you wise enough to buy your domain name.
This sounds slightly familiar.
Do you have a source for this genius of a SPAM SHIELD?
Posted by Jeremy @ 02/13/2003 01:08 PM MST
Kind readers, the origination of this idea was Jeremy Gilby, a.k.a. BaronCarlos.
Posted by Maynard @ 02/13/2003 01:22 PM MST
How many emailname can you have?
Posted by The White Mexican @ 02/13/2003 02:07 PM MST
Depends on how high the server can count.
Posted by Maynard @ 02/13/2003 02:25 PM MST
I dunno, I can imagine quite a bit. You'll get it! I better. You will!
Posted by The White Mexican @ 02/13/2003 03:39 PM MST
My accounts both say "Infinite".
Posted by Jeremy @ 02/14/2003 09:58 AM MST
"Infinite" in computer science & engineering is a relative term. This is unlike reality, where infinite describes a quantity, space, or amount that is absolutely bigger than whatever it is compared to. Limited resources (in this case, hard drive space) results in limited forwards. It may be absolutely more than you can ever hope to fill, but it is, strictly speaking, limited.
Posted by Maynard @ 02/14/2003 10:03 AM MST