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ekempter

Administrator
We are considering banning web mailbox addresses (i.e. Hotmail, Bigfoot, Yahoo, etc.) from the mailing lists in order to minimize e-mail harvesting. What do you think?

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Zoltan_Gyimesi

Legendary Poster
Eric,
Good idea.
I suppose, it refers to the e-mail address that we have to give at registration time, am I right?
But please, regard the next two con too:
1.) There is a bunch of free mail service all over the world.
2.) What about guys who are currently unemployed or independent?
I'm very curious to the other's opinion too.
<font color=yellow>Zoltán</font color=yellow>

B7332 SP11, ESU 4116422, Intel NT4, SQL 7 SP1
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Chad_Anderson

Active Member
I think it is a bad Idea, I use a Yahoo address so that I can look keep all my post in one area. When I used my work account I kept running into problems with mail box size.



Chad Anderson
Generac Portable Products L.L.C.
 

Zoltan_Gyimesi

Legendary Poster
Chad,
I accept your opinion.
Please, see my two cons too in my previous mail.
Have you considered the following already:
1.) The size of Forum's mails is very low.
2.) What about to direct your Forum's mails into a personal folder residing on your HDD or on one of your servers?
<font color=yellow>Zoltán</font color=yellow>

B7332 SP11, ESU 4116422, Intel NT4, SQL 7 SP1
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ekempter

Administrator
I take it that you don't have a personal ISP account?

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scott_parker

Reputable Poster
That is an interesting question. But, I have use my work address and have been on this list (with one address or another) for a VERY long time and can not see any place where my address may have been harvested.

I hate Spam just as much as the next guy, but has it been a problem?

I would hate to see some people excluded just because they happen to use Yahoo or Hotmail.

Scott Parker
Grote Industries, LLC.
WorldSoftware Version 8.1.2 AS/400 V4R4 (soon to be V4R5)
 

Adrian_Chimirel

Legendary Poster
I don't think that would be a major breakthrough ... I got more spam on my work address than on the hotmail; yahoo is a totally different animal - they have their own "spammers".
Whatever you choose to do, I guess you'll let us know in advance./wwwimages/icons/grin.gif


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Guest

Guest
Negative. Many people have email addresses from these sources for very legitimate and necessary reasons.
I personally have no fears regarding the "harvesting" that takes place. It happens everywhere on the net.
I am also unclear as to how this restricts individuals or organizations from harvesting information about us. Yes the spam traffic is an issue, but so is rush hour traffic at 5pm, spam is a fact of life on the net.

You do a very credible job of restricting this type of activity and protecting us from many evils. But let's not punish those who don't have the same resources as others.

My 2 cents.
Larry

Larry Jones
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got_to_love_jde

Reputable Poster
/wwwimages/icons/frown.gif terrible idea. i use yahoo so that my regular e-mail account is not picked up off of this list (as has happened in the past when i was using the JDELIST). if some people get my yahoo account and start sending me junk i will simply start a new yahoo account. i would not have that same liberty with my work account.
dave


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Chad_Anderson

Active Member
<big><font color=yellow>I did have a personal ISP account but I got rid of it when I went to a new Cable modem. /wwwimages/icons/yikes.gif I decided that using Yahoo would be alot easier than telling everyone to use a new address whenever I change or move ISP's.</big></font color=yellow>


Chad Anderson
Generac Portable Products L.L.C.
B733.1 AS400 Ent NT SQL Deploy
 

owguru

Well Known Member
Please, please do not do this!

I use services like hotmail to create specific accounts for different purposes. I must say that since starting with jdelist, I have not received anything at my hotmail account that was not directly related to the list (very impressive!).

I must also second the previous notes on not having to send out change of address notices to all of creation if I change jobs or ISP's. I've recently been through both, and it's a nightmare.

Just let me keep my relationship with the list through my hotmail account, and I'll be a happy camper

owguru (at least I'm trying :)
>all versions
>all platforms
 

ekempter

Administrator
You've convinced me! Web maiboxes are here to stay!

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Chad_Anderson

Active Member
<font color=yellow><big> Ya!!!!! Go web mailboxes!!! Thanks eric </font color=yellow></big>


Chad Anderson
Generac Portable Products L.L.C.
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