Some users think that by setting up aliases like companyA@yourdomain.com
and companyB@yourdomain.com they will be able to catch the spammers if
that email address starts to receive spam.
This is a myth that
by setting up aliases you can catch them. You can not because even if
they do not sell your email address to spammers, your email address can
go into the hands of spammers. This is what many of the trojans/worms
do. They collect email addresses right off your hard drive / addressbook
/ email software. If not yours, someone you emailed from that email
address, their computer may be infected with such worm, and you have no
control over that. So it is just a waste of time to set up such aliases.
If you ever use an email address, chances are that email
address will go into spammers database. You need to use anti-spam
techniques like SpamAssassin to filter spam. By increasing email
aliases, you are just increasing email traffic (i.e. spam) to your
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