Start a Spam Account - Spam Control Tip
A simple but effective spam control measure is to create a
secondary, "spam" email account.
A "spam account" (by my definition) is simple a spare email address
that is used anywhere that requires you to provide your email
address, for example to download software, sign up for newsletters
and the like. Once I've decided that a company or newsletter can be
trusted not to spam me, I change my account details to my main email
address. If the spam account starts to accumulate too much junk,
I just dump it and get a new one. I've found this to be quite an
effective method of spam control, although you need to be stringent
in always only using your spam account for non-trusted sites.
Of course, this tactic is most effective if you start using your
spam account at the same time you start using your primary account.
Once your email address is on spam lists, it's probably going to stay
there for the duration.
If your ISP provides extra email addresses as part of your package,
you could set up one of those as your spam account. Otherwise, you
could use a free account such as Hotmail or Yahoo.
Write-up by Brett M.Christensen