Although I have been with bluehost for a year now, this is my first forums post.
I really think the "BoxTrapper Spam Trap" is really good for filtering out SPAM. I like it because it gives the user many options. It's easy to use because if you have, for example, 20 email addresses and you use the forwarder system to forward all these users to just one "controlling email" (for example email@example.com) it makes the administering of the Spam Trap so much easier. You can decide how long you want the nasties to remain in the "trap" before they are deleted. It certainly sorts out the automatic SPAM BOTS because they will not verify their email addresses and remain in the holding system until "zapping day arrives". It's a great way to keep them out of your inbox. Once you get the "White List" going it's a breeze to administer.
All the best
I used to use Box Trapper with a previous host about two years ago...until I discovered a downside: Mainly, when posting in group environments (discussion lists, usenet, etc.), many users configure their email clients and newsreaders to munge their email addresses (ie. me@myNOSPAMaddress.com) to render them useless if harvested by spammers. Their real email addresses are usually obvious to the human reader though (you'd obviously remove NOSPAM from my example).
Originally Posted by alan
The problem is that when these "email mungers" take discussions off-list, they generally email you with the munged address. Because it's munged, they don't receive a reply from Box Trapper (it was sent to an invalid addres), and therefore don't realise they've got to take action. Now, if you overlooked their email in the trap, there's the potential for a falling out because your correspondent thinks you're ignoring them.
Just a thought...that would probably only bother you if you take part in lots of discussion groups.