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why is that the majority of people who reply or post messages aren't =
game enough or have the guts to use their correct email addresses or =
contact details.but they are all big and brave to post or reply when =
nobody can contact them.if you have got nothing worth saying then SHUT =
THE FUCK UP.
thanks
Alex

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Because spammers harvest newsgroups for email addresses and if you use
your correct email you'll end up with hundreds emails a day mostly about
viagra and dick enlargement. If you've been around usenet for a while
you'd probably knew that as well as the fact that newsgroups do not like
spammers.

Tom

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If you can't post in plaintext then SHUT THE FUCK UP.

:p

Cheers,
Nicholas Sherlock

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Because sane people don't want their email address harvested by spammers.
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And if you don't know how to post in plain text then .......
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i have always used my right details and i dont have any problems with =
spam
  why is that the majority of people who reply or post messages aren't =
game enough or have the guts to use their correct email addresses or =
contact details.but they are all big and brave to post or reply when =
nobody can contact them.if you have got nothing worth saying then SHUT =
THE FUCK UP.
  thanks
  Alex

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Maybe they can know a dickhead when they see one.

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 The spammers know that you don't have a penis and recognise the
folly in offering you opportunities for enlargement.

GB

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You're lucky then. The email I use for Google Groups gets regular spam
and phishing emails. Another email that I used back in 1996-97 when I
posted direct to usenet still receives spams today.

My 'real' email address - active since 1996 - receives several hundred
junk emails per day.


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enough or have the guts to use their correct email addresses or contact
details.but they are all big and brave to post or reply when nobody can contact
them.if you have got nothing worth saying then SHUT THE FUCK UP.
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ALex, you are already showing your ignorance by posting HTML. It is
quite obvious you have not spent as much time as many of us in these
newsgroups.

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Well, because in a week of posting to any newsgroup, you inbox starts to
be deluged with spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam,
spam, spam.................................

So most people just mangle it a bit and hope that the carbon based
lifeforms that might use it are more intelligent than the silicon based
ones trying to send you spam.

I noticed recently that the spammers are now starting to "create" email
addresses from other information in the headers, including parts of your
email address.

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Umm, doesn't logically follow.

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$61c65585@un-2park-reader-01.sydney.pipenetworks.com.au:
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 Rubbish, utter rubbish.

GB

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Since I have been replying to newgroups Alex I have had countless spam
and crap emails each day, just sorting through them and checking for
viruses is a real good reason not to put your right email address, now
guess what I will get a lot more because I have replied to your post.
Unlucky

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If you've got problems with unwanted spam, get Mailwasher. As I understand,
it downloads the headers of each email (not the body) from your mail server,
then
filters the emails into different categories, and you can delete the ones from
unknown sources. Then you can d/load the wanted emails easily. And its free.
You can buy the Pro version for US$37.

http://www.mailwasher.net /

I used to get 40-50 spam emails a day perhaps a year ago, but since the US
put their anti-spamming laws in place, that's been cut back to 2-3 per day.
Then I delete them with Mailwasher, and that's something I can live with.

BTW, Alex, it's preferable to post to newsgroups using text only, not using HTML.
There's a setting in Outlook that enables that function.


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Good Grief!

I've been posting to Usenet for, well, since before SPAM existed.  The
oldest address that is still current ( snipped-for-privacy@mira.net) and its descendants
cop a lot of SPAM.  (Hmm, I wonder if snipped-for-privacy@werple.apana.net.au still
works... Waits...  No, that's gone for good.)

The ISPs filters flag 99% (approximately) of it, and mailwasher deletes
it before I download it.

The ACM, who provide my current address, feed mail through postini, and
that catches about 99% too.  And that address is re-directed elsewhere.

If you have a problem with SPAM, you just need to learn how to manage
it.  Munging your address is a simplistic start, but it does nothing
about address generation, which is what most SPAM lists are using these
days.

Oh, what's "address generation"?

Simple, take a domain, say, "bigpond.net".

Now, take a list of common words, names, and other things, and prepend
them to it.

Say you try " snipped-for-privacy@bigpond.net" (sorry if you exist) and it doesn't
bounce.

Tick the box, another valid address to sell.

    Cheers,
        Gary    B-)

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