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    newsgroups and spam (OE 6.0)

    Is it "safe" to post messages to newsgroups using your regular email account and address? I have read that Spammers get email addresses from newsgroup postings.

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    Re: newsgroups and spam (OE 6.0)

    They can get them from most any place, some sites just make it harder than others.

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    Re: newsgroups and spam (OE 6.0)

    Trebor--

    My experience has been that any email address you use with a newsgroup will get persistent spam and no filter is foolproof. Spam comes especially to any email address that I have ever given to Microsoft Passport--it leaks like a sieve, like everything Microsoft. Any address you give to an MSN newsgroup will be spammed.

    Enjoy the newsgroups--the MSN groups have a lot of excellent links, help, information. There are all kinds of programs to give stealth bogus email addresses, but you can just grab any email address from Yahoo, hotmail, or thousands of other sites, call it any name you want, and know that in addition to some contacts from the newsgroup, you will see spam in that inbox. Maybe there is a cleaner way. Don't give them any email address you want left alone or private.

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