Email Addresses in Messages.

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Subject: Email Addresses in Messages.
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 13:24:20 +1000
g'day all,
Introduced birds have upset our biodiversity. Spamming is the next big worry.
I note that some Birding-Aus subscribers are including their email address at the bottom of their message.
I suggest they do not !  Treat it like your PIN.
Spammers (automatically) regularly trawl through Newsgroups seeking email addresses to add to their files.
When I first got onto the internet I included my address in my signature block and that old address is now on a spammer's list !
I now get about 3 Spams a day and the frequency is increasing.
Unfortunately, the ISP (who got taken over) continues to divert mail from my old address to my new spite of repeated follow-ups to stop !
If a recipient does want to determine the sender's address that can be done (in MS Outlook Express) by
... place the arrow on the message and "right click"
... move the arrow down to "Properties" and "left click"
Likewise, if you do want to add the sender to your address book , one method is
... "right click" on the message and then
... "left   click" on "Add Sender to Address Book"
Using the "Block Senders" facility in the "Message" drop down folder is a waste of time as Spammers use a new address each time.
but I do use "Message Rules" to move most Spam into a special folder but that still needs clearing.
For business activities I suggest you even use another email address.
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.
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