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I know how annoying spam emails can get and just like you, I usually subscribe to read great online content. Most blogging authors are trustworthy, but there are also some bad apples in the basket. The kind of apple that would sell your email address to “marketing companies” for an extra penny.
Having my own domain and email address, allowed me to set up a honeypot: I set up a catch-all email account and every time I subscribed to a blog I did it using a made-up email address, using that blog’s name before @ (Ex: email@example.com). The honey pot was full of surprises and helped me identify and remove many bad apples from my basket.
If you are unable to set a trap, and you are receiving spam emails, you can still check if your email address has been stolen during a data breach by using this website: