Can anyone recommend a provider for a “spam filtering email account” service?
Ideally, that account would provide forwarding service to my regular email account. Hence, by giving out that account name (or having it printed on my namecards), it would only forward valid emails to my regular account, and all the advertisements for home-based money making opportunitites, genital enlargement, colon cleansers, dating services, vitamins, fake college diplomas, phoney Microsoft update packages, bogus Pay Pal expiry notices, low interest loans, comprehensive debt consolidation, new investment opportunities, digital cable descramblers, Canadian pharmaceuticals, Japanese nude CDs, money-making tips for Ebay, asset background searches, Hong Kong vacation promotions, generic viagra, etc., etc. would be filtered out.
My Hinet account is gradually getting to the point where it is unusable due to the vast amounts of spam received.
However, I also note that there is no way which I can restrict my email program to only accept email from a known list of correspondents. I believe this is true for any of us who are Moderators on forumosa.com (formerly Segue.com, formerly Oriented.com) and hence who are available for correspondence to the greater internet community.
I got some email from a company called Bigfoot which offered spam-filtering email accounts . . . . . but when I sent them an email for further information, and asked a couple of questions, they never replied. (I guess Taiwan is not a big concern of the international community at present . . . . . . )