Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #14810
From: Warren Michelsen <Warren@MDCCLXXVI.com>
Subject: Tagged Addresses, was: Re: SIMS and RBLs
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 07:10:23 -0700
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
At 8:50 AM -0500 11/22/04, Bill Cole issued a series of ones and zeros which decoded as:
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>One of the best tools I have for making sure that legitimate mail gets in while keeping out the flood of garbage is tagged addresses. SIMS does not have automatic support for tagging, but it is easy to set up in the router, like this:
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><realaddress-*@blacklisted> = realaddress-*
><realaddress-badtag1> = spamtrap
><realaddress-badtag2> = spamtrap
><realaddress-*> = realaddress

Please, can you explain 'tagging' with an example?

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>If you give out addresses with tags, mail to them gets past blacklisting, but if specific tags get compromised you can turn them into spamtraps. I've used the same 2 base addresses for a decade on publicly posted stuff, but for the past few years I've been only giving out tagged addresses to specific business and personal contacts. This way, I can be sure that their mail evades the blacklists I use AND if those specific tagged addresses get spread to spammers, I can know where it came from and cease  dealing with whoever is handing my address out.

So I'd use, for example, "Warren-123@mdcclxxvi.com" for corresponding with a particular client or entity?

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