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  Reply # 1556474 20-May-2016 18:44
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hio77: Often ill give each service its own unique tag, helpful for any time any details are leaked.. know exactly who to point fingers at and say your database is exposed.

 

 

Ahh yes, another story: Door knocker from Tiny Mighty power company had a good deal and I signed up. Email address? tinymighty@mydomain.net. Cue confused look.


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  Reply # 1556475 20-May-2016 18:46
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Yes, I get that look regularly myself. Love a catchall account.




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Stu: Yes, I get that look regularly myself. Love a catchall account.

 

Ah yes, also familiar with that look. Usually followed by "really?". And sometimes "are you sure?"

 

Does make it easy to filter emails, and certainly makes it easy to find out who is sharing your email address. Oh that's interesting... I don't remember telling Company B my email address was companya@mydomain.com...


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I like the companya@myhostname.com idea - brilliant.

 

 

 

In the days when companies wanted your email address, and before facebook "likes" were the currency of entrance, I used bogus@{popularfreeemail}.com

 

 

 

If that account really existed, the owner must have gotten pretty annoyed at all the spam I was causing to be be sent.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1557378 22-May-2016 16:47
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I always sign up as "me@mine.com" when it's a blatant spam-likely site, and rarely have to re-sign with my spam email account (used for validation requirements) ... Pity the poor beggar who has that unlikely email as its my defacto "go to" for the last 10+ years 😂

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  Reply # 1557400 22-May-2016 17:01
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Anything @example.com is guaranteed to not go anywhere, and most sites don't seem to blacklist the domain.


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  Reply # 1557620 22-May-2016 22:44
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My old Gmail account gets some random things, latest was a (South African) $5000 debt for someone with a completely different name.  But I've had all sorts...  UK Job Searches, Landrover US, Mobile Services, CVs, personal correspondence, I even had legally privileged documents once(!).


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One of my gmail accounts gets a lot of stuff intended for a real estate agent in florida. And also recently received a $200 Amazon Canada card for mother's day

 

Another gmail account had a kid regularly emailing his uncle at my address for about 6 months

 

I've had a new apple account created and an iphone activated against my address - that took a lot of willpower to leave alone. Stuff like snapchat and pandora accounts I usually password recover and take over.


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  Reply # 1561378 28-May-2016 19:24
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with gmail, use a +suffix to send the mail to junk.

 

For example.

 

raytaylor+contactenergy@gmail.com will always go to the junk mail folder of that gmail account

 

I used to use a catchall but I dont anymore because of the spam attacks -

 

amy@mydomain.co.nz
abraham@mydomain.co.nz
...
zita@mydomain.co.nz
 

 

would all come into the mailbox, and the list of mailbox names would be in their thousands.





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  Reply # 1561383 28-May-2016 19:38
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Too many places can't handle a + in email addresses. Cough Vodafone cough.




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