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Old 04-24-2005, 12:38 AM   #1
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Email addresses typed in posts will get SPAM
If you type your email address in a post, it is vulnerable to SPAM email-harvesters that comb the web looking for unencrypted email addresses. Best not to put your email in a post. Instead, you can tell people to email you by clicking on the email button below your post.

For more must-know computer info, like how to protect yourself from spam, pop-ups, and spyware, read the concise posts here.

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Old 04-26-2005, 02:33 PM   #2
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Wow, that's invaluable info Amy. thank you!
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Old 04-29-2005, 04:16 PM   #3
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another way to avoid spam is type in your e-mail just as normal, but throw in a phrase such as "nospam" before the @ sign. The bots won't get your e-mail and you can tell people to just take out the "nospam" part when they e-mail you. :D
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Old 04-29-2005, 05:10 PM   #4
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Or you can post your addy like


nunyabidness AT dontspamme DAWT com

LOL - this actually works!



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huh, that's a good one about the nospam biz. I've recently got some pop ups I never got before or ads rather, so I need to do some housecleaning. thanks for the tip!
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Victoise, sounds like you might have spyware on your computer, if you're getting pop-ups at sites you didn't before. Classic symptom. Check out the thread I linked to in the first post, if you haven't already. Hope it's not too hard to get rid of....

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Thanks Amy! I'm lazy about this computer stuff... my niece can download music and I can't with my super Sony Vaio!
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