- Configured my e-mail address to point to my SpamCop address.
- SpamCop queues up any likely spam and places it into a “hold” folder
- Configured my mail client to download mail from my SpamCop address
Advantages to this approach:
- SpamCop filters spam before it ever hits my mail client.
- SpamCop gives me the ability to see what has been filtered, just in case it catches e-mails that aren’t actually spam.
- I don’t change my interface – I still use the same e-mail program.
- E-mail from me still shows up as from my e-mail address.
This is a very transparent solution, and so far I’m impressed. I set it up four hours ago, and it’s already caught a dozen messages that were in fact spam. So far, so good.