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the main 'active' way to avoid spam is to split your incoming mail into multiple addresses, up to one per sender. often you can add a tag (user+tag@host.com) in your address to do just that without the need of another account. so do you have

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@CobaltVelvet when it was easier to add more aliases I used aliases but I generally use an unique +suffix.

For email addresses from possibly hostile locations (e.g. Facebook and LinkedIn are good sources of phishing) I tag them so they look different.

(anything)@domain is a catch all with a filter and tagged again

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@CobaltVelvet name
business@myvanitydomain

When some business sells my email to spammers, I want to know.

Also, unique email address make a good primary key to search my password database with when logging into sites.

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@CobaltVelvet

Fast mail can be set up so you can wildcard subdomain. Similar to the + trick, e.g. me@example.com and me@subdomain.example.com both go to the same inbox.

With this in mind, anytime I sign up for anything I use me@the-site-im-signing-up-for.example.com

If I’m emailing an actual person they get just the regular old email.

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@CobaltVelvet Lots of filters and sieves.

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@CobaltVelvet I mostly just use a relay service (currently mozmail.com), but I also do have three "main" email accounts, each being used to sign up on platforms with different levels of "sketchy"

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@CobaltVelvet pour contrecarrer les services info qui enlèvent le + de l'adresse mail, j'utilise le fait que mettre des . partout dans une adresse gmail ne change rien parce que c'est tout un alias de l'adresse sans les . (ça le fait aussi avec les adresses protonmail d'ailleurs)

C'est également pratique pour le multicompte, genre sur masto par exemple

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@CobaltVelvet i'm a little confused; sure, this can tell you in retrospect who leaked your email, but how does it fight spam?
even if you block email sent to one +tag, surely spambots are competent enough to just send to your untagged address?

if there is really merit in tagging like this I am quite interested in setting it up! my current system is just using a few addresses for different purposes

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@CobaltVelvet I also keep having to remind myself that temporary email services exist

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@CobaltVelvet duckduckgo have started a service where you can use a duck.com email that removes trackers before forwarding to you and generate random addresses when signing up to sites

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@CobaltVelvet @Sylvhem six or seven e-mail adresses and four + tags on my main address 😶

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@CobaltVelvet all unique emails at one of my domains

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@CobaltVelvet like i don't even use + cause i feel like spammers know what + is at this point so i just have actual distinct kinda randomized addresses

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@CobaltVelvet I have wildcard alias on my personal address <name>.*@domain.tld, so I invent a new one every time I give my address to a company or anyone I don't fully trust. Usually I use the name of the company as the tag ^^
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