I joined this group and used a garbage email address since the warning
when I joined said my email would show. I followed the instructions,
even put in a 'nickname' and sure enough - my email address is my
name when I post, nmot my nickname i supplied. . But I notice many
posters have a nickname and not their email showing when they post.
How is that done?
Thanbks for suggestion, but No, I am using IE...perhaps i should be
using Firefox / mozilla..?
I have looked around in IE internet options, and in my account
settings here, - still can't seem to get my 'username' to be anything
other than a valid email address...but others do it.
...but then sometimes I can be blind...
I just get infuriated when my accounts get loaded wihth spam so I
would like to not have a posted name so close to a working email
I post using ny real name and real e-mail address all the time and
almost never get any spam, presumably because I'm using isp.com and they
have really great spam filters. Costs $8.95/mo for internet connection.
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Thank you all for responses. Your suggestions and my sussing of the
problem have led me to conclusion that this is more complex than I
originaly thought. My apologies for starting a non-metal discussion. I
work in the computer business for a very conservative gov contrator,
and all my computers are inside their LAN - with corporate versions of
IE and MS Outlook etc..and special options/protections. We are
technicalyl forbidden from using newsgroups, Instant messaging, and
more. I have no IE->tools->accounts tab. In IE->tools->Internet
options->programs->Newsgroups - I see Outlook Express set as my
newsgroup reader and I can not change that as newgroup reader. To
change the settings in Outlook Express interferes with the our
required corporate MS Outlook mail reader.I don't want to push the
corporate IT folks anymore than I already do...
So I will live with my name being a non-important email address - they
are easy to create - and so far no issues anyhow...and if spam does
become an issue - I'll use something like the Teranews
suggestion..thanks again all
If you go to Yahoo, and establish a (or couple of) free email account(s),
the Yahoo webmail will keep spam from getting to your ISP mail account.
When nuisance mail is directed away from your ISP mail account, your ISP
mail can be used for your personal mail (as it was intended).
When you have a Yahoo mail account, you can let crap accumulate there and
ignore all of it, until you decide to discard it (the Empty Bulk Folder is
one simple mouse click).
You can't depend on companies to not share or sell your email address to
other companies, so I use one Yahoo mail for subscribing, warranty
registrations, rebates, and other similar uses (Enco, Staples etc).
When creating/using Yahoo mail, set your preferences settings to limit extra
I didn't get a high amount of crap mail when I used Goog for news (for about
a year), although it depends a lot on where/which groups you're posting
When I used Goog for news, the email address I used was a Yahoo mail
address, so nearly all of the crap was sent to the Bulk Folder instantly by
As Bill N mentioned, the free Teranews service seems to be a reliable
newsfeed, I've been using it for a couple of months without any major