I’ve got a domain name which need to be able to receive email from (anything)@domainname.com (catch all). However, as you know already, these days it means getting a lot of spam. And by a lot I’m talking like hundreds everyday.
I’ve setup a server with all sorts of anti spam & anti virus defenses. Unfortunately, the spam is still coming through in bulk. These vermints really need to be on the receiving end sometimes, enjoying their important mailbox bombarded by torrents of cheap viagra offers. Anyway …
I got an idea 2 days ago – how about if I redirect the incoming email to a Gmail account, let Gmail kill the spam, then I can fetch the (clean) mailbox with their POP3 feature ?
Sounds good to me, since I assumed Google would have far better resources to deal with spam, and therefore able to defend their mailbox better that me.
So I setup my mailserver to redirect the incoming mail for that domain to Google, and I waited.
After a day, I got about 5 spam in my Gmail Inbox… and 300 of them in the Spam folder. Hooray ! 😀
My server loves Google too now. SpamAssassin (and others) has been torturing it for some time, especially with those massive influx of spam. Now it just redirect the whole lot, and forget about it.
And I’m happy for obvious reasons.
Kudos to Google.