Posting warning message
On 10Jun2018 11:26, John Ladasky <john_ladasky at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 7:47:01 AM UTC-7, T Berger wrote:
>> When I go to post a reply, I get a warning asking if I want my email address (or other email addresses listed) visible to all, and do I want to edit my post. What should I do?
>Are you posting through Google Groups? Sometimes I see that warning as well.
>Some, but not all, Usenet software deliberately mangles email addresses when
>It's a good thing to mangle email addresses when posting publicly, as it makes
>it harder for spammers to find new targets. So answer "yes", and manually
>edit any email addresses you see in the post so that they can't be recovered.
"Good" is subjective. I don't think it is a good thing, but many people do.
My reasoning is that I'm never going to successfully hide my email address, so
usually I won't bother. If I need to post somewhere I'd like private, I can
always invent a random address like:
c2d56bb1edc5ab8a at mailinator.com
for that special purpose and move on.
GMail has good spam filtering tech on the whole, so its users should be
relatively comfortable about spam.
So when I post to a public forum I usually use my normal email address.
This is a personal decision and anyone might choose differently.
Cameron Simpson <cs at cskk.id.au>