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Unread postby Ourlad » February 19th, 2009, 2:05 pm

Hi everyone,
I am changing to a Hotmail email address (unless some one knows a better one).
I seem to remember reading on the Forum some where a reccomendation about what to insert
in the email address. Can anyone point me in the right direction as I intend getting rid of my Gmail accounts.

many thanks

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Re: Hotmail email

Unread postby Katana » February 28th, 2009, 7:45 am

Ourlad wrote:I seem to remember reading on the Forum some where a reccomendation about what to insert
in the email address.


Insert where ?
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Re: Hotmail email

Unread postby Ourlad » March 2nd, 2009, 8:38 am

It was text like "at-no-where" which was inserted in your email address to reduce the amount of spam that you receive, and I am sure I read it whilst reading some where on the MR Forums but cannot remember where.
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Re: Hotmail email

Unread postby Katana » March 2nd, 2009, 10:45 am

I don't remember anything like that, and searching the site for "+Spam +Reduce" it doesn't give any results that have any info.

Are you sure that it was here that you read it ?
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Re: Hotmail email

Unread postby Ourlad » March 2nd, 2009, 1:33 pm

:? Mmmm :? not sure now thought I saw it in an article on one of the Forums.
I think I will just use a new email address anyway.

thanks for your help and looking into it for me

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Re: Hotmail email

Unread postby koekjestrommel » March 6th, 2009, 12:58 pm

I've read once that the amount of spam you recieve is connected to the first letter of your hotmail. If it is a letter that is used a lot in names, you have a bigger change to recieve spam on your email. I just that I could remeber the letters those where :(

I had my hotmail account for over 4 years now and filled my email in everywhere and never had serious spam issues :)
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Re: Hotmail email

Unread postby Mr Darn » May 7th, 2009, 3:56 pm

An old topic i know, but for anyone reading up like me trying to catch up, heres my take on it.

  1. Never put your email address on a public forum
  2. If you have no other choice, disguise it: "me@here.com" becomes "me at here dot com"
    This is because forum bots whom harvest email addresses look for the @ and the .com in posts (as well as others such as .co.uk, .org etc)
  3. Use PM if you MUST give someone your email address.

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