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Boystrup Pb, ann,... 23-09-2003 08:02 PM

I give up Gene, how do I do that
 
I have outlook exspres but can't find anyway to keep it from showing my damm
adress.
Please help
Peter

"Gene Schurg" schreef in bericht
nk.net...
OK folks,

All of you are putting your email address out there for the Bots that walk
the web to pick up.

For example the Bot looks at the news group and sees:

"J. Del Col" wrote in message
m...
"keith" wrote in message

...


From that they can harvest two valid email addresses.

Go into your newsgroup reader and change the email address to something

that
invalidates the address you post when you post to this newsgroup such as



The Bot would now pick an invalid email that would bounce back.

Someone manually typing would know to remove the "NOSPAM" to send you a
valid email. It should be easy to do in your newreader software. For
Outlook Express go to Accounts and then pick Properties.

When I did this my spam dropped dramatically!

Now get back to growing Orchids!

Gene





sneff 23-09-2003 09:02 PM

I give up Gene, how do I do that
 

"Boystrup Pb, ann,..." wrote in message
.be...
I have outlook exspres but can't find anyway to keep it from showing my

damm
adress.
Please help
Peter

"Gene Schurg" schreef in bericht
nk.net...
OK folks,

All of you are putting your email address out there for the Bots that

walk
the web to pick up.

For example the Bot looks at the news group and sees:

"J. Del Col" wrote in message
m...
"keith" wrote in message

...


From that they can harvest two valid email addresses.

Go into your newsgroup reader and change the email address to something

that
invalidates the address you post when you post to this newsgroup such as



The Bot would now pick an invalid email that would bounce back.

Someone manually typing would know to remove the "NOSPAM" to send you a
valid email. It should be easy to do in your newreader software. For
Outlook Express go to Accounts and then pick Properties.

When I did this my spam dropped dramatically!

Now get back to growing Orchids!

Gene





Peter,



In Outlook Express, go to Tools - Accounts.. , then click the "News" tab.
Highlight the news service you use (if there is more than one), then click
properties. In the "General" tab, under user information, there should be 4
boxes. Name, Organization, E-mail Address and Reply Address. Make sure you
keep the "Name" box filled - that is the name we see on your posts. You can
ignore the organization box. Leave the 2 address boxes blank if you don't
want your address public. However, if you want to keep an address visible to
humans, and less visible to address-harvesting bots, try this..



Instead of placing your real email address in the "E-mail address" box - for
instance
, try "peter AT peter DOT com".



Sure, it's not failsafe, but it is fairly effective. I've only received 3
copies of the recent virus that many seem to have been plagued by in the
last week - and I only got them later on - suggesting that it was friends
with an infection unwittingly emailing those in their address book, rather
than a primary address harvest from usenet.



Hope this helps,

Best, Matthew





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