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Email addresses posted on newsgroups are seriously prone to virus attack. Can
any one comment on posting a website address.

Thanks!

Steve
Nov 12 '05 #1
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On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 13:04:45 GMT in comp.databases.ms-access, "Steve"
<sp**@nospam.net> wrote:
Email addresses posted on newsgroups are seriously prone to virus attack. Can
any one comment on posting a website address.


It's more likely you're prone to virus attacks from some numpty having
your email address in his/her address book and not protecting
themselves fully and/or blindly running dodgy attachments to emails
and ng messages and thinking that a company such as Microsoft would
really tell their customers to "taste" an update.

Posting your real email address on a newsgroup will make you prone to
spam, your address will get onto mailing lists within 3 days of
posting, as to posting website addresses, to what aim? I have a
web.admin@ address on one of my sites and I get spam there too.

I have an ex-directory phone number at home (2 in fact) and I get
marketing calls to them, I know they use a list with sequential phone
numbers as the 2 numbers I have are sequential, the conversation goes
like:

xxxxx710 ring ring:
Me: Hello?
Caller: <IOW> I would like to sell you something
Me: Where did you get this number? I'm ex-directory.
Caller: We have a list
Me: I bet it's sequential, don't call the next one as that's me as
well and I'm not interested.
Caller: OK, bye.

xxxxx711 ring ring:
Me: I told you not to call the next number on your list
Caller: How did you know it was me?
Me: DUH!!!!!

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