I've recently started getting unwanted emails offering me penis extensions etc. Of course I don't reply. When I intercept them at the webmail server, I hit block sender. But is there anything else I can do to stop them coming through?
I have set up a gmail acount which I use for all internet work (i.e. this site) and this forwards all emails to my true account. Only family and friends know my true account, so there's less risk of it getting into the wild. If my gmail account gets know, I simply create a new one, but my personal acccount at my personal web site remains safe.
Incidentally, checking my gmail account, this has been almost 100% accurate in spotting and blocking spam and allowing normal emails through.
I have an account with Bigfoot which I give to unknown people or organizations, which, like xanias Gmail forwards my e-mails on to my personal address. As saxania says this keeps you address secrete and I then use Mailwasher to view what is coming through.
I do find though that Mailwasher often marks genuine mail as possible spam, so if your account is set to (or is able to be set to)delete spam then you may well lose some of your genuine mail. It is important to be aware of this pitfall with this filter in place.