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IDNet Help / Re: iDNet email
« Last post by nowster on Yesterday at 18:55:38 »
Google allows you to use the "+" trick. I use it myself on my own domains.
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IDNet Help / Re: iDNet email
« Last post by andrue on Yesterday at 16:04:31 »
I run my own mail server. It makes it easier to run a DEA system (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disposable_email_address) as I can perform the mapping based on the RCPT command.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disposable_email_address#Multiple_email_aliases

The last paragraph was written by me 'cos it's how I do it :)

My mail server gets a lot of spam but I've blacklisted bad addresses over the years so none of it ever gets to me. It's interesting to note that one of the most common emails is being sent to an address that I blacklisted over fifteen years ago. If nothing else that proves that rejecting an email will not prevent the address being used for spam.
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IDNet Help / Re: iDNet email
« Last post by Simon on Mar 25, 2020, 18:16:54 »
Welcome, Mike!   :thumb:
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IDNet Help / Re: iDNet email
« Last post by peasblossom on Mar 25, 2020, 16:36:00 »
Hallo mikeporter! I don't post here very often but I thought someone ought to say hi.

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IDNet Help / Re: iDNet email
« Last post by mikeporter on Mar 25, 2020, 15:54:06 »
I was looking at my Dashboard recently and saw that I had the spam filter activated. Must have done it some while ago and forgot about it. Anyway I had a look and found that it had caught a large number of Sex, viagra etc. spam. And here's me thinking my account was nearly spam free with what little I got being handled by Thunderbird.
So, for me at least, the Idnet spam filter works well.
Hope I haven't spooked things!
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IDNet Help / Re: iDNet email
« Last post by JohnH on Mar 25, 2020, 13:39:56 »
I've got 3 IDNet email addresses.

None of them get any spam except for the Hull Investment one.

I find that a bit odd and coincidental.  ???

John
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IDNet Help / Re: iDNet email
« Last post by Simon on Mar 23, 2020, 20:10:01 »
I've had the WHO one for three days running now.   ::)

Have been getting the same range of e-mails to my @idnet.com address for several months.  More recently these have included "property investment opportunities" in Hull, Doncaster, Manchester, and various places abroad.  In the last few days the pattern has changed and there are more insurance-related spam e-mails.  Any day now I'm expecting Coronaviris spam.

Some while ago I analysed the raw source of these e-mails and noticed that there was a pattern in the range of sender's IP-addresses and domain names.
I've set up filters to filter out any IP address that begin with the first 16 bits of these IP-addresses, so quite a broad filter, and also filter any e-mails that contain one of the suspect domain names.

The majority of these suspect e-mails now get dumped in the Junk folder, allowing me to finally vet them before doing a "delete all" of the Junk folder contents.
This has to be done at least daily.  On a bad day there are 15 - 20 of these e-mails.  There are more of them just before a weekend.

I'm assuming the embedded links in these e-mails would immediately cause a malware infection if clicked-on.

Interesting that you said about the Hull Investment spam.  I've had those too, to two of my IDNet addresses, which are completely unconnected in any other way.  It does suggest that IDNet emails may have been compromised in some way. 
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IDNet Help / Re: iDNet email
« Last post by zappaDPJ on Mar 23, 2020, 18:16:27 »
Any day now I'm expecting Coronaviris spam.

I got this one today.



On a bad day there are 15 - 20 of these e-mails.

I'd say on good day I get 150 - 200 of them :-\  The majority, around 80-90% do get caught by the filters I've set up but I've no idea how many wanted emails get trashed, unread.
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IDNet Help / Re: iDNet email
« Last post by goldberg on Mar 23, 2020, 17:39:38 »
Have been getting the same range of e-mails to my @idnet.com address for several months.  More recently these have included "property investment opportunities" in Hull, Doncaster, Manchester, and various places abroad.  In the last few days the pattern has changed and there are more insurance-related spam e-mails.  Any day now I'm expecting Coronaviris spam.

Some while ago I analysed the raw source of these e-mails and noticed that there was a pattern in the range of sender's IP-addresses and domain names.
I've set up filters to filter out any IP address that begin with the first 16 bits of these IP-addresses, so quite a broad filter, and also filter any e-mails that contain one of the suspect domain names.

The majority of these suspect e-mails now get dumped in the Junk folder, allowing me to finally vet them before doing a "delete all" of the Junk folder contents.
This has to be done at least daily.  On a bad day there are 15 - 20 of these e-mails.  There are more of them just before a weekend.

I'm assuming the embedded links in these e-mails would immediately cause a malware infection if clicked-on.
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IDNet Help / Re: iDNet email
« Last post by Tacitus on Mar 23, 2020, 17:11:33 »
Have you checked your email address at this site to see if it's been compromised in a data breach:-
https://haveibeenpwned.com/ had to ditch one of my Domain email addresses a few months ago as I was getting what you have been seeing - found out it had been involved in a data breach at adobe.com.  :(
Good point.  Looks as though all of the idnet email addresses are on that.  Given the two of mine are very rarely used since they are only supplied as alternates, it makes me wonder whether the idnet servers were breached.   Doubt we'll ever know.

It does show the need to move them if at all possible.  Probably difficult with mine but I'm not as badly impacted as my sister whose addresses are being moved.  A better filter system would probably remove most if not all spam on my accounts, but I don't see that happening.

I still think iDNet could be more proactive.
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