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sheetrock321
May 19, 2013, 11:53 AM
I don't even know if this is possible considering the spam comes from a LARGE variety of different emails, to name a few:

Suzanne Lawrence <elvemelissa@googlemail.com>
Federal Reserve Board <xero1121@admin.in.th>
Anny Mobio <anny_mobio33@yahoo.com>
josephineauw5@gmail.com

and every scam from "dear craigslist poster" or "dear friend" generic fake job, nigerean prince needs some money (poor guy's stranded at the airport), care giver to random stranger's sister and child (i shop on craigslist for this too), to the computer repair service (i don't even know what this one is but it seems more common).

so ANYWAY, my question is, is it possible to send these to Junk/Trash using rules? I could probably use phrases like "computer repair" but some of these are so random. I suppose i could filter out anything without at least my first name, assuming all craigslist ads i put in have my name in it.

Thoughts?

Thanks!



jomobco
May 19, 2013, 11:26 PM
Do you know about their anonymous email system?

http://www.craigslist.org/about/help/replying_to_posts

sheetrock321
May 20, 2013, 07:46 PM
Yeah, good link. I've almost always use anonymous replies, but I guess I let my real email slip on one or two and the spam is coming in. It's not too much and I'll just be careful in the future. The email I'm using is newish, so if it gets too bad I'll just delete the whole thing.