Blocklist workaround - recreating spamgourmet in gmail.

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Blocklist workaround - recreating spamgourmet in gmail.

Postby michaeldlr » Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:37 am

have been experimenting for a while with recreating spamgourmet using a gmail account. Obviously this means that you get the privacy disadvantages of being monitored by google, however if you already have a gmail account that's no different from your current situation.

1) this will work on domains that block spamgourmet
2) you can use google spam reporting to directly block spammers for millions of other users

Disadvantages include the fact that watchword modification is horribly slow; I haven't been able to implement the message counter; privacy as above;

So far I have a number of features working

* an email address where you only get messages that are sent to sub addresses (not the main one)
* watchword enforcement
* dedicated email addresses

Basic configuration

0) set up a new gmail address which doesn't have your name and which you don't use for normal mail.
1) set up forwarding from your gmail address to your protected address
2) create a label "autoforward" which will be used to back up forwarded emails until you are absolutely sure everything is working right (then you can delete the label and references to it)
3) configure a filter rule like
Matches: from:(google.com)
Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label "google/automatics", Never send it to Spam

Remember - google legitimately knows about your account so they are not spamming you if the send account related info. You may want to forward google information mails to your main account in case they send you something important such as a message that your account has been hacked.
4) configure a filter rule like:
Matches: {(to:myemailaddress+watchword) (deliveredto:myemailaddress+watchword)}
Do this: Skip Inbox, Apply label "autoforward", Forward to protectedaddress@protecteddomain.example.com, Never send it to Spam


You can now create a dedicated email address on demand as follows

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myemailaddress+watchword+keyword@gmail.com


Occasionally you can come into your account and select all the emails which are in your inbox. Mark these as spam and google will block those spammers making them less effective.

I think this approach is great because it allows use of spamgourmet type features with people who are trying to block that; because it shows that the features of spamgourmet are nothing special and adding spamgourmet to blocklists is a not sensible and finally because it allows a level of targeting of people who are using blocklists to ensure that they can sell email addresses to spammers.

I'd like to encourage everyone to post equivalent solutions for other free email providers.
Last edited by michaeldlr on Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Blocklist workaround - recreating spamgourmet in gmail.

Postby michaeldlr » Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:39 am

If anyone's interested in this but having difficulty with the setup, especially of the rules, I can make an attempt to make images of how the configuration should look. Please give it a go and ask any questions.
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Re: Blocklist workaround - recreating spamgourmet in gmail.

Postby greatwolf » Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:34 am

How do you add the
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deliveredto:
field? I don't see it as an option when configuring the filter.
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