How I reduced the amount of spam sent to me

Once upon a time

My domain is very likely the first domain I ever bought, it was registered on the 2010-07-07T14:08:06Z.

Over the years my old domain has served many purposes, but it's not in use for a while now.

Anyway, it's just a domain...

The spam

The emails are mostly noise (aka spam); AWS or Facebook notifications, subscriptions, old mailing lists, or whoever bought a list that included it, online forums, etc and from time to time I see something interesting.

Interestingly, I didn't register a Facebook account with that email nor do I subscribe to hundreds of Wordpress blogs.


Note that I'm using here, but other similar services should work as well.

Here is a screenshot of the routing rules I have configured:

The result that is many emails are dropped before they can reach my inbox, even if they will likely be moved to the spam folder.

Here's the result after a week:


Even if the emails mostly went to the spam folder, it greatly improved the signal-to-noise ratio which made it possible to catch interesting emails.

Reach out

Say hello: [email protected].

Ping me on Twitter: @svensauleau.