I use anonaddy for setting up alias emails (will give use case below).
I do this so I can disable those alias emails rather than ‘unsubscribe’ from marketing lists.
(once I have setup an email/account for a purchase transaction - that gives the seller permission to - well - spam me to death, so disabling that email eliminates a ton of spam)
've noticed that many (all?) marketing emails are coming in via a 3rd party bulk email providers (hubspot, trk.klclick, etc…) many companies don’t even hide behind an alias domain when blasting their lists.
When I click ‘unsubscribe’ - I am being sent to these 3rd parties - which I assume are tracking me - even tracking me just to unsubscribe.
I find it easier to disable my alias - the emails stop - the bulk email provider is receiving a bounce and no one ever knows I was there.
Am I going overboard - or anyone else finding a similar solution?
- purchase a product from company ‘wesellcrap.com’.
- setup an alias such as: ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ (where my non-alias email is MYNAME@mydomain.com, so using a subdomain of ‘mail.mydomain.com’
- use the alias for all my purchase/shipping tracking
- once the transaction is over - disable ‘email@example.com’.
- IF I want to receive promotional emails (I rarely do) - then I sign up with an email such as ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ I then use a sieve script to look for the ‘promos-’ and route those emails to a special folder/label I use only for promotional emails.
- If I want to purchase from ‘wesellcrap’ - I just enable that alias - or I may even just do a new alias.
(note: use protonmail - works great with anonaddy - my anonymous email service - and with sieve scripts)