Domain Name Spam
What exactly is domain name
spam? This is when an email spammer doesn't harvest email addresses on
the internet, searching for any and all email addresses on a webpage.
Instead, they get a domain name - yoursite.com and send emails to all
the obvious (and the not-so-obvious) possible email addresses that webmasters
commonly set up when running a site.
Some of the most commonly used
Instead, use less commonly
used prefixes for your email addresses. Instead of "firstname.lastname@example.org"
use "email@example.com". Instead of "firstname.lastname@example.org"
use "email@example.com". Instead of "firstname.lastname@example.org"
You do want to still keep your
email addresses professional and to make sense to your customers. email@example.com
will fool domain name spammers, but customers will wonder what is going
on when they see that in the "To" field of their email.
Also, don't forget that many
domain name spammers hope you have your catch-all turned on. This means
that even sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org will end up in your
email, even if you do not have that email address set up. Unless you have
a need for your catch-all to be turned on, you should have it turned off