What is it wih some people in this group posting there email as
firstname.lastname@example.org ????? Why not just put your email
address in. I am certified mechanic and I have not responded to alot of
emails because I finr this to be a major pain, when you click reply in
outlook it automatically pulls this address and assigns it to the reply and
adds it your address book. If people are so worried about people emailing
them things dont want or ask for why even post here??? Hope this doesnt
upset anyone just voicing a real pet-peve of mine.
Because the spam bots harvest real addresses and we don't need more spam.
Therefore, we munge our addy's, just as you should do.
I am certified mechanic and I have not responded to alot of
Most people don't want or expect personal answers in their inbox's. They
post to the newsgroup and expect the answers to be posted to the newsgroup.
Instead of hitting "reply", you should be hitting "reply group".
Hope this doesnt
Spam. Most use-net newsgourp posters do this, not just this group. I
have a yahoo.com e mail address for news postings to keep my privet e
mail address from getting spammed. I check the yahoo account every so
often. 98% of the mail it gets is spam.
I get spam in my roadrunner account, which I rarely use. My personial
account is thru a website I have something to do with. Outside of Ebay,
maybe 40 people have that address. Im not a member of any mailing
lists,joke of the day lists, ect.
As other's have noted, you cut down on the spam by not posting your
real e-mail address. Often, you get people posting in here and wanting
you to send the reply to their e-mail address because "they don't check
the newgroups often". This is sheer laziness on their part, and I will
respond in the group, but will not send something to their address.
I'm always amazed at the laziness and selfishness of people on these
newsgroups. It's an great resource, but some people just want
quick answers delivered to their address. Nobody wants to put in
the time anymore to research either their subject, or research how
to effectively and wisely use the newsgroups.
You also should get in the habit of simply replying to the newsgroup.
This is more helpful to a wider range of people then simply answering
one person. And folks that ask for advice or help.....it helps everyone
if you can take the time to post back and let everyone know what
resolved your problems, if indeed they do get resolved.
Yes you can still access the group. Thru your current ISP (internet
Service Provider). You just set your outgoing newsgroup e mail address
to your yahoo or hotmail address.
The headers will still list your ISP name, but not your e mail account
at that isp.
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