HOW TO KILL SPAM IN A FEW EASY STEPS

(Originally posted on 2015-11-12 as /archives/10591)

Disclosure: I am a paying Blur customer, but that’s the only relationship that I have to the company.

All of the spam and computer viruses (yes viruses) for the past year have come from the same place, and I know exactly where that place was, even though the emails were all spoofed.

How? Blur (formerly called: Do Not Track Me) creates a separate email address every time that I fill out a form. I have more than 250 email addresses: one per website. Blur makes it extremely easy to create and manage them. It does almost all of the work automatically. I use it on Windows and Android, but it’s on other platforms too.

What’s the point? If I get spam going to one of those +250 addresses, then I can remove that address from Blur, and voilà: no more spam. That address is no longer valid, but everyone else can still email me.

HOW TO KILL SPAM IN A FEW EASY STEPS (the actual steps)

  1. Get a new email address.
  2. Point Blur (https://dnt.abine.com/) to the new email address.
  3. Only use email addresses that Blur creates for websites.
  4. Delete your old email address.

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