A method and system are disclosed for the identification of and avoidance of unsolicited email or Spam mail. The present invention is a system and method for channeling email to prevent unsolicited email and to identify the sources of unsolicited email by creating a new layer to a common email exchange. The present invention is not spam filtering, though it can be used in conjunction with spam filters to increase the effectiveness of such filters. The present invention may work off of a client and server methodology to keep email identifiable through select channels that are agreed upon with the client and server. The present invention is not dependent upon specific operating systems or implementations of an email protocol. The present invention may be comprised of multiple configuration settings that may ask, allow, deny, and remember implementation level features.