yea, I saw that after I read your post. Makes one wonder why someone would
go through all that trouble to post nonsensical gibberish. It's probably
some adolescent that wrote a clever program that puts random words into
sentences and paragraphs and then posts its output to the NG overnight.
On Sat, 19 Nov 2005 15:43:42 +0000, Cheryl and Rob wrote:
1. Get rid of OE.
2. Go to Um...it's been a while...Tools? then accounts, then news then
choose the profile. Chances are, if you used the easy set up, the profile
name IS your email addy. Click preferences (it's been a while..Settings?),
change the profile name to something like Default or something generic,
and change the e-mail addy. If you look at my headers, you'll see my
e-mail addy appears as snipped-for-privacy@ae86.GTS. Would that I could...
OR, add the phrase NOSPAM, like: snipped-for-privacy@NOSPAMae86.GTS. Then, for the
people in the group that would LIKE to contact you, we would remove the
NOSPAM, but the Spam machines can't. I would imagine, though that shortly
someone will defeat this little trick. Another one I have seen is:
snipped-for-privacy@YOURPANTIESae86.GTS. Then, you have to remove YOURPANTIES to
Or, make it a little more compilcated, and add a space, or a _ or a / or
something that a HUMAN would know to remove but a machine might get hung
on. But, these guys are getting clever, so adding an extra . might work
Since a LOT of businesses use the 'dot', like when I was at GE:
the machines will think the . is normal and try to send with it in, and it
Adding just about any word will throw them off.
Google HipCrime. HipCrime was a usenet troll that developed a program that
would take snippets of text and load up newsgroups like this.
However, this one particular person may not be real bright, since all the
messages have the same IP. So, contacting the holder of the IP address
should stop this activity, and possibly land the perp in jail for a while.
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