Usenet Web sites
Anyone know of any Web sites that allow you to post without displaying your real email address? I'd like to avoid my email address being harvested by spammers.
uhhh.. could you be slightly more vague?
Sorry, my bad, muppet, it's been a long week. Here's what I meant to write:
If you're posting to a web site, then the web site asks you to give it the email address, no? what's stopping you from writing a fake email address?
GD, what I'm looking for is a Web site that allows me to post to a Usenet newsgroup without displaying my real email address.
Make a temporary email somewhere like hotmail or mailinator, then when it says "what is your REAL email address", lie and give them the temporary one.
Why not use a usenet reading program? Every single one ever written will let you do exactly this.
Thanks Tom. Any recommendations?
Outlook Express is the suck.
Bob's Your Uncle
I've used a hojillion Usenet clients. Despite being a Microsoft product, OE is probably the best one I've used (though it lacks some features I'd like to see implemented well).
Don't use the groups myself, but Mozilla Thuna'bird is a newsgroup client. It positively rocks as a POP/IMAP client, so maybe it would be good as a news client too.
Thunderbird is a good news reader -- basically the same thing that was in Netscape Communicator 3 (but that was good too -- usenet has been around a long time).
I like XNews. I found it easier to use than Forte, maybe just because I found it first.
Another option is to use firstname.lastname@example.org as your email. It's an official, technically valid address for those not wishing to reveal their idenity.
Mailinator.com. Its designed precisely for just such things.
Outlook Express is OK. Make sure you mess about with the maintenance options if you're into offline reading, though, lest it delete unread posts after 7 days.
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