Joe Ganley
Writing code since 1979
I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

I also enjoy writing, woodworking, and home improvement. Also this.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Those of us who own an entire domain have a novel way to defend against spam. Every mail that goes to this domain ends up in my inbox. So, every time I give out an email address online, I use a different one (usually a variation on the hostname to whom I'm giving it). If an address ends up in the hands of spammers, I just set my filters to send mail to that address straight to the trash. Besides being very effective, this gives you a good idea of which companies can be trusted; the most surprising place I ended up getting spam (really nasty porn spam, and lots of it) was from the address I had given to Hertz for my Gold car rental account!


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