third party email (keeping spam away from friends)

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third party email (keeping spam away from friends)

Postby nsomos » Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:17 pm

You're surfing and read an interesting article that you
would love to email to a friend. There is a submit box for
'email this article'. You are about to enter that address
when you think .... do I trust these people???

Your friend may not be signed up for spamgourmet yet.

Wouldn't it be great if there were some way that you could
in a spam-gourmet like fashion give a synthetic address
(which would have the real address within somehow) that would
prevent abuse of the address you give?

Well, if you are surfing the web, it shouldn't be too hard to
go over to and ask to send a message from
one of your disposable addresses, enter your friends email as
the address you want to send to, and then use the dynamically
generated address to put into the address box of the submit form.

I guess I am uncertain if spamgourmet will only allow a
certain number of emails sent to that address to go to my
friend? If there is no such limit, then a feature that generates
such addresses which DO have such a limit would be in order.

Basically spamgourmet currently limits the number of forwarded
messages coming to a spamgourmet client from their disposable
addresses. While spamgourmet allows the client to send email
from a disposable address, I don't think this is similarly limited in
count with messages above limits disposed.

I guess I am looking for a way of providing spamgourmet protection
for my friends without them explicitly having to sign up for
spamgourmet themselves. I want to help keep spam away from
my friends too.
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Postby josh » Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:57 pm

Thanks for posting this -- like I was saying earlier, this is a feature I would love to have.
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Postby Skeeve » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:34 pm

I did it by simply sending it to myself. Let's say I want "heinz" to receive the mail, then I send to "heinz.invited-by.skeeve@..." and forward the received mail to heinz' real address.

P.S. In that case unique links were generated so it wasn't possible to send a link in the first place...
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Postby Jim27106 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:31 am

I've done similar:

Giftcard-com.friend.jim271 ...

and in the box for my address: ...

I then take the message and send it on. I never seen a friend get spammed. I have seen the .me. address get a couple of extra emails. (Note that SG doesn't distinguish between the two in the counts - I noticed it in my email client.)
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