Spammers are always on the lookout for something, which they will get free-of-cost or just be sadists for the sake of it. Spamming is becoming a mounting worry on the web today. The growing concern is forcing to take the battle on a war-footing. Spamming is becoming an issue that is being addressed in all the corners of the world.
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Selling your email address to spammers is a common trend that is spotted in spamming. Once your email reaches the spammers, it does not take a world of time for them to send you spam emails.
It Is Possible to Find out Who is Selling your Email
It is now possible to figure out the culprit who is sending your email address about. It would be great if you use Gmail to find out who is selling your email address. That is because Google offers the features which are needed to find this out. The feature we are talking about is the +plus addressing.
What is Plus Addressing
Plus addressing is pretty simple to understand. For example, if your email address is email@example.com, then it is possible that you can receive emails on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now you know what plus addressing is you can hatch a plan to find out the person who is playing games with you and your email address. Remember one thing. For every one of the accounts, you should change your address to email@example.com. “ME” is your authentic email name and “MYACCOUNTNAME” is the account you will be logging on to.
Let us further continue with the illustration. For the sake of explanation, we have used some imaginary email addresses.
Now, as you have your email addresses to work on, make sure that you do not start exploding them around. Restrain from using the addresses on forums and discussion boards or at places where they would be easily visible. Do not even use it as your signature.
Now, wait for the spam mail to make entry. As and when you get any junk mail, you can instantly know who has sold your email address. The reason is pretty simple. It will be visible to you as firstname.lastname@example.org. That should serve your purpose.
Keep Your Email Address Safe
Even though we have discussed the way that you can find out who sold your email address, it is better to keep your email address safe in the first place. Here are some tips that can help you do so.
If you happen to spot the option “Do not share my address,” do not forget to check that box. It will keep your email address private. Use two different email addresses. Keep a different email address for your private communication like friends and family.