Lodewijk Posted August 5, 2011 Share Posted August 5, 2011 Hi! I have been playing with the idea to just get a new email address from my ISP to stop getting all that spam. But what would happen then to all that spam I received before? It would be bounced back, right? If that would be so, maybe by having my MailWasher -besides having it forwarded to SP- also bounce the spam back, the original source would get all these 'bounced back' messages. He might then think that it is but a trick and see it as a confirmation that my email address exists. But I don't see what difference that would make. Unless it would make him pass it on to others as a confirmed existing address. But even if that would result in me getting more spam, maybe so much the better: I would have more to report to SP. Yet it could also be that the spammer -if he would be the one to get the bounce back emails- believes the address doesn't exist (anymore) and deletes it. Or get fed up with all those bounce back messages, and only for that reason deletes my address. I don't know how all that works. Maybe it would continue because I would get it forwarded from infected computers anyway... I am willing to find out and play the guinea pig for this little experiment. If things would get out of hand, I can always change my email address. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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