Minimize Spam Threats with Locked Addresses
by Berislav Kucan - Tuesday, 18 October 2005.
With more and more spam being sent around, people are creating innovative approaches to deal with it. We had normal anti spam software for some time, then a year ago anti virus companies started buying anti spam specialists and bundling their technology inside their "mother" products. A month ago we reported about a blog service that helps tackling spam and today I came across a service that has a new approach to minimizing the threat of spam. The service called CanIt 'Locked Addresses' offers you the possibility to create unlimited ammount of forwarders to your real e-mail address. It remembers the first sender to the newly created forwarder and from that point on it only lets this specific address to send e-mails to your newly created address. Quite effective, altought it seems that some problems can quickly arise - if you use the e-mail address to subscribe to a mailing list, usually you will first receive an automated reply from one address and the real posts to the mailing list will most probably come from a different sender.

These Locked Addresses are included with all purchases of Roaring Penguin Software's CanIt-PRO Anti-Spam Solution. I hope the company will soon offer a possibility to purchase this service as a standalone product.

A good thing to mention is that to help small organizations reduce the costs associated with managing spam, Roaring Penguin is offering a free version of CanIt for enterprises under 50 employees.

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