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Re: Off Topic: E-Mail Security in this Group

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  • Subject: [mg117710] Re: Off Topic: E-Mail Security in this Group
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 04:11:33 -0500 (EST)
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On 29/03/2011 12:51, JCW wrote:
> It appears that one's full e-mail address is exposed to the Internet
> whenever one posts to this group because it is a 'Google front end'
> for a Usenet group.  (Oddly, Google gives me a warning to this effect
> when I try to post a REPLY to an existing message, but NOT when I
> start a new thread.)  There's a nice discussion of this issue at
> "Discussion>Google Groups Basics>security when using usenet groups"
> that recommends, in particular, using disposable e-mail addresses (not
> so easy when you already have a Google account).  Yet I see a lot of
> people using what are apparently real e-mail addresses (masked by
> Google, of course) on this group.
> So my question is this:  How have you folks solved this problem (if
> indeed there is one) and avoided spammers? -- JCW
I set up Thunderbird so that the my email appears with the word "remove" 
inserted in the name. A human will hopefully see this and remove it! I 
don't get too much spam.

David Bailey

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