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Create a Fake NoSpam Account
To help avoid receiving unwanted messages (spam) in your regular e-mail account, you may not want to include your regular e-mail address when you post a question or reply to a post in a discussion group. Instead you may want to do one of the following:
- Use a secondary e-mail account: Set up or use an e-mail account, such as a Hotmail account, that is separate from your primary account for posting to discussion groups. When you post a question or reply to a discussion group, use your Hotmail account as your e-mail address.
- Create a throw away address (disposable email service). Check snakemail.com for a good supply of individual and throw away addresses
- Use a modified e-mail address: Use a different version of your e-mail address that others will understand, but that spam tools can't automatically pick up. Examples: (see note 2 on .invalid)
- To create an alternate send-only POP account to use as the email account for the MS news server:
- In Tools/Accounts/Mail, make a new POP account.
- Enter your real name and a false email address.
- Do not enter _anything_ in the POP mail server/receiving area.
- Enter your real SMTP server in the sending area. (If your ISP requires authentication, click "Advanced sending options, and enter your password there.)
- Click OK, and again when you're warned that you didn't enter any POP server.
- Now in Accounts/News/Microsoft News Server, make this spoof account the email account for the news account, and all will be fine.
Note 1: You can't actually send or receive regular email with this account. Be sure not to include it in your Send & Receive schedule.
Note 3: In your signature you should add <--fix this before replying
Example: firstname.lastname@example.orgDOTorg <--fix this before replying