Poll How do you minimise email spam?

Discussion in 'Office and Communications' started by Wingman, Feb 12, 2017.

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How do you reduce email spam levels?

  1. I use SPF

  2. I use Dkim

  3. I have deployed Dmarc

  4. I rely on my hosting provider to catch spam

  5. I use spam filters on my email client

  6. I use Spam and Blacklist Databases

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  1. Wingman

    Wingman Level 3

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    #1 Wingman, Feb 12, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2017
    For the members of MT that use their own hosting/email provider ,do you deploy spf and/or dkim and DMARC(curious to learn the policy deployed) to reduce spam levels?

    I personally have already deployed Dmarc on my domain with reject as policy.
     
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  2. Wave

    Wave Guest

    I use Google Mail and the spam filter works perfectly fine for me so I do not need to do anything additional myself, I almost always never receive any spam into my main Inbox... I only find e-mails which I actually need there. However, if I go into my actual Spam folder, there'll be tons of course... The filter works well for me.

    Then again, I only bother reading e-mails I am expecting. If you e-mail me and I wasn't expecting it then it simply won't be read.
     
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  3. Cohen

    Cohen Level 7

    May 22, 2016
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    ProtonMail's spam filters are really good from my experience, however that could be just because I'm careful about where I put my email online.
     
  4. vemn

    vemn Level 6
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    Feb 11, 2017
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    Google's spam filter for me.
     
  5. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

    Sep 18, 2016
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    I voted Email Client Spam Filters(Thunderbird & Fossamail)
     
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  6. Rolo

    Rolo Level 18

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    I don't like spam filters: it just creates another inbox to check and risks non-delivery of legitimate e-mail.

    I use gmail for my primary e-mail. I have it's spam filter disabled. I use it judiciously.

    I use Microsoft mail for forums (which always get hacked) and anything I need an e-mail address for but don't care to receive messages normally. (I'll check it when I'm specifically looking for something, like a forum password reset that I triggered.) Microsoft's spam filter cannot be disabled and it is bad about false-positives, making it absolutely useless to me for a messaging platform.

    I use harakirimail for everything else (like "give us your e-mail address to download") type stuff.

    After years of doing it this way, I have never received spam on my gmail account; I'll happen to see occasional spam on Microsoft (from forums) along with false-positives.

    Hence, I have none of the options checked.
     
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  7. Wingman

    Wingman Level 3

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    If you use one of the big players for email hosting like gmail then you have DMARC already enabled. So far it seems no-one is using a hosting provider and therefore use <emai>@<personal domain> ?
     
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  8. jAcos

    jAcos Level 2

    Aug 9, 2016
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    I use built-in spam filter.
     
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  9. DracusNarcrym

    DracusNarcrym Level 19

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    I use Google's spam filters. :p
     
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  10. Wave

    Wave Guest

    I've used a personal domain before and linked it with Zoho Mail. I'll be using one again in a couple months.
     
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  11. Janl1992l

    Janl1992l Level 9

    Feb 14, 2016
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    Hm i dont get any spam mails at all, lol. Have a protonmail account and for junk i use Blur(donottrackme) fake e-mails and delet them after.
     
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  12. Fritz

    Fritz Level 11

    Sep 28, 2015
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    SpamSieve does it for me, works beautifully.
     
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  13. Wingman

    Wingman Level 3

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    #13 Wingman, Feb 13, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2017
    @Janl1992l Do you mask you credit card/phone number as well? The disposable emails are quite good for a free service
     
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  14. McLovin

    McLovin Level 61
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    Normally for me it would be filters and keywords and I also rely on the Gmail filter system.
     
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  15. Janl1992l

    Janl1992l Level 9

    Feb 14, 2016
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    No, i dont need. I do not have a credit card and do not post my phone number online, ever.
     
  16. Aura

    Aura Level 20

    Jul 29, 2014
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    I use Gmail and let them handle the spam. And I don't use my e-mail address to sign-up on shady services/websites, nor do I post it publicly on websites where it can be scrapped.
     
  17. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
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    May 13, 2017
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    Google is obviously doing its job. I use gmail to register everywhere and to test a few things and I have got 10 spam emails for the last 30 days.
     

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  18. lobo001

    lobo001 Level 2

    Jan 26, 2017
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    Aside from the spam filters, I use "unroll.me", not to receive massive mails of unwanted inscriptions !!
     
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  19. Doozie

    Doozie New Member

    Dec 1, 2017
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    I use SpamTitan - Very effective and easy to use.
     
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