Google groups - no spam please!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Zonex, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. Zonex

    Zonex Guest

    Hi,

    I just made a google group account and successfully posted messages to a
    newsgroup. But unfortunately, my real email-address has been put in the
    header of the message. This means that email address will be spammed -
    sooner or later.
    Two questions:
    1) is it possible to put a fake email address in the header (if using google
    groups)? If so, how?
    2) if 1) is not possible, what other webbased newsgroup services are
    available. Preferably free!

    Thanks a lot.
     
    Zonex, Apr 18, 2005
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  2. Zonex

    ~¤WIZARD¤~ Guest

    "Zonex" <> wrote in message
    news:d4124b$g7r$...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I just made a google group account and successfully posted messages to a
    > newsgroup. But unfortunately, my real email-address has been put in the
    > header of the message. This means that email address will be spammed -
    > sooner or later.
    > Two questions:
    > 1) is it possible to put a fake email address in the header (if using
    > google groups)? If so, how?
    > 2) if 1) is not possible, what other webbased newsgroup services are
    > available. Preferably free!
    >
    > Thanks a lot.
    >

    try this
    http://www.sneakemail.com/
     
    ~¤WIZARD¤~, Apr 18, 2005
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  3. Zonex

    Morgan Pugh Guest

    On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 21:23:44 +0200, "Zonex"
    <> wrote:


    >1) is it possible to put a fake email address in the header (if using google
    >groups)?


    Not that I know of which sucks :(

    >2) if 1) is not possible, what other webbased newsgroup services are
    >available. Preferably free!


    One option is to either sign up with a forwarding service such as
    www.despammed.com (free) or create a junk account with hotmail or
    yahoo (both free) and use that for posting on Google Groups and just
    use a signature to tell people to reply to another address.

    I remember reading something about Google Groups 2 doing something
    about this.

    All they really need to do is enable posting using
     
    Morgan Pugh, Apr 18, 2005
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  4. Zonex

    John Holmes Guest

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    > Hi,
    >
    > I just made a google group account and successfully posted messages to
    > a newsgroup. But unfortunately, my real email-address has been put in
    > the header of the message. This means that email address will be
    > spammed - sooner or later.
    > Two questions:
    > 1) is it possible to put a fake email address in the header (if using
    > google groups)? If so, how?
    > 2) if 1) is not possible, what other webbased newsgroup services are
    > available. Preferably free!
    >
    > Thanks a lot.
    >
    >



    You're welcome.

    --
    - John Holmes -

    " I ain't no **** "

    \|/
     
    John Holmes, Apr 18, 2005
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  5. Zonex

    Zonex Guest

    > One option is to either sign up with a forwarding service such as
    > www.despammed.com (free) or create a junk account with hotmail or
    > yahoo (both free) and use that for posting on Google Groups and just
    > use a signature to tell people to reply to another address.
    >
    > I remember reading something about Google Groups 2 doing something
    > about this.
    >
    > All they really need to do is enable posting using


    Thanks a lot, Morgan and Wizard, I'll subscribe to such a forwarding
    service. BTW, I understand that "google groups 2" is still under
    development? If it's not under development, what's its address?
    Anyway, "groups-beta.google.com" does not offer what I want, cuz that's the
    website I've used.
     
    Zonex, Apr 18, 2005
    #5
  6. Zonex wrote:

    > I just made a google group account and successfully posted messages to a
    > newsgroup. But unfortunately, my real email-address has been put in the
    > header of the message. This means that email address will be spammed -
    > sooner or later.


    Learn about UIP5 and Google Groups: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html

    --
    Blinky Linux Registered User 297263
    Killing all Usenet posts from Google Groups
    Info: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html
     
    Blinky the Shark, Apr 21, 2005
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