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

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  • Subject: [mg117732] Re: Off Topic: E-Mail Security in this Group
  • From: Peter Pein <petsie at>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 04:15:45 -0500 (EST)
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Am 29.03.2011 13:51, schrieb JCW:
> 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
Hi unknown JCW,

for me it is part of the so called "netiquette" to tell anyone I share 
my or her/his knowledge with  who I am. I do not meet people at the pub 
and say "Hi! I'm unknown! Who or what are you?" either.

  Regarding spam: I've got a filter [1]. If you are using Thunderbird or 
another mail client/news reader, have a look at the help site.
  AFAI can say most popular filters are almost equivalent. If you do not 
want to run one at your machine, I've got good experience with mail 
accounts at and surprisingly yahoo and google {excellent spam 
filter!!}  (each: of these: http://mail. <enterprisename>.com).

Best wishes and no spam,
Peter Pein

P.S.: whatever system you've got; there should be anything usable:

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