I have email addresses that get too much spam. When I just cannot stand it any more, I create a new address and put an autoresponder on the old one apologizing and asking my old contacts to find me again through my web site. The old spammy email address is forwarded to a “trash” account that just deletes everything that comes to it.
A year later, I discontinue the autoresponder.
Question - Once I have abandoned the address altogether, is it more efficient for the mail server to continue to forward to my “trash” account -or- use DreamHost’s Garage Email option. I bet I get thousands of junk emails and I don’t want to be a resource hog.
Note to DreamHost folks - if Garbage Email is the way to go it would be nice if that was an option of the mail menu there on the left instead of hidden at the bottom of the add/edit email account page.