TECHNOLOGY: Use multiple email accounts to identify spam

This is a guaranteed spam. It came in on the “wrong email account”. I use specific pre-defined email accounts for different purposes. For example, “bank able 1234 @ reinke doc cc” or “bank baker 6789 @ reinke dot cc”. Thus if I receive an email on ANY account but the right one (i.e. bank able message on bank baker’s account), there’s no doubt it’s spam. And, it’s not just bank name @ account, but bank name with random string to prevent a spammer from guessing. If I “see” an alpha attack on the account to find the suffix, I can just change the fixed part of the string. I’ve been preaching the strategy to any one who will listen. Since you have a bigger platform, maybe you’ll recommend the advice to your readers. fjohn, the big fat old blogger hisself

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Begin forwarded message:

From: “EFTPS Tax Payment” <>

Date: October 18, 2010 5:54:39 AM EDT


Subject: Report. Your Tax Payment ID: 010338859 has been failed.


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