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    Take back your privacy when using the Internet




    BEST PRACTICES


    Take back your privacy when using the Internet


    By Lincoln Spector

    Once upon a time, your biggest threat from the Internet was the occasional cyber criminal or an overdose of cat videos. Today, someone or something watches virtually every step we take on the Web. Here's how to make the Web a bit more private.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/best-practices/take-back-your-privacy-when-using-the-internet/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    A temporary (disposable) email account is available free at http://10minutemail.com/10MinuteMail/index.html.
    Use it to create your online accounts that you don't want subsequent spam from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmlou View Post
    A temporary (disposable) email account is available free at http://10minutemail.com/10MinuteMail/index.html.
    Use it to create your online accounts that you don't want subsequent spam from.
    That could, in time, block your account from a forum, any Administrative emails from the forum would be lost and that might lead to you being refused login access. Better to choose where you create an account with care and select your contact options carefully in your Profile there - with an email account you have future access to - should you need to make use of the forum at a later date.

    For one-off accounts, it might work fine.

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