e-mail addresses in posts? Justin

April 19, 2010 at 09:19:04
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Hi Justin,
Lately I noticed there are some people putting their e-mail address in their posts. Is there any way they can be warned not to put an e-mail address in because of spammers? Or don't you think it is necessary?
Thanks

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April 19, 2010 at 15:55:50
I think if a poster is mug enough to include his email address in a post then he deserves all the spam he gets.

This line appears above the posting dialogue box:

Use following form to reply to current message:

Perhaps an additional line such as Do not post email addresses here could be included. It is surprising how many posters don't realise that forums are for public use and not just a personal help desk.

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#2
April 20, 2010 at 06:55:32
Hello,

There is already a warning telling people not to do this when they post. Unfortunately, they are ignoring it and posting anyway.

Justin


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#3
April 20, 2010 at 07:08:47
Thanks for the reply justin, I appreciate it.

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#4
April 20, 2010 at 07:11:32
Here is the warning that some people ignored for one reason or another.

Confirm Reply

You might have entered an e-mail address in the body of this message. For security reasons, this is strongly discouraged. If desired, correct below. Using the e-mail field is much safer.

By the way why are you worrying about it? It's their loss not yours or mine.

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#5
April 20, 2010 at 07:14:27
'By the way why are you worrying about it? It's their loss not yours or mine.'

That was funny coming from you LOL

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#6
April 20, 2010 at 15:00:36
re: "By the way why are you worrying about it? It's their loss not yours or mine."

That depends on how you look at it.

When people - even just a few - make it easy for the spammers to distribute their crap, that keeps them in business. As long as they are in business, we all have to worry about spam and deal with it in one way or another.

In a perfect world, everyone would practice safe computing and eventually the spammers and malware writers would have no "market" and would go away, making the world a better place for all of us.



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