A little trick to reduce spam using aliases, Apple Mail, and sed

I don’t get much spam these days: 2-3 pieces hit my local spam box a week, with almost nothing in my inbox.

The crux of this strategy is never, ever, giving any online entity the same email address. Thus:

  • Amazon -> amazon@example.com
  • eBay -> ebay@example.com
  • Cat Fancy Forums -> catfancyforums@example.com