View Full Version : How to successfully fight spam using Gmail?

03-27-2014, 11:12 AM
Since I was getting a lot of spam to my email address, after applying to various affiliate programs, I had to come up with a solution on how to track which ones are actually generating spam.

I'm using Gmail as my email provider (it was Gmail Enterprise email, to be precise, but it's the same), there's a neat feature which could be of help:

Append a plus ("+") sign and any combination of words or numbers after your email address. For example, if your name was hikingfan@gmail.com, you could send mail to hikingfan+friends@gmail.com or hikingfan+mailinglists@gmail.com.

This way you could track which affiliate programs are spamming your inbox by using only one email address.