Is Microsoft responsible for a lot of spam?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by Nigel Molesworth, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. I'm a big, big fan of Microsoft, since the days when it was called "Micro
    Soft". However, I noticed when I added the News account to Windows Live Mail
    that the default settings would include my real email address in all public
    postings, and with no warning.

    Usenet has been a source for harvesting email addresses since Day 1. Now
    that postings are replicated on the web via the Microsoft online forums, and
    these are often duplicated on other sites, it seems a great pity that users
    are not warned about this. I would venture as far as to say that this
    contravenes basic privacy.

    My 2₵
     
    Nigel Molesworth, Oct 25, 2009
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    And you are back using another name Mr.Spencer Hines and continuing you usual
    Trolling ways. IP's do not lie
     
    Peter Foldes, Oct 25, 2009
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  3. Nigel Molesworth

    N. Miller Guest

    Windows Live Mail will use whatever email address you enter, with no warning
    at all. So, if you entered '' as your NNTP posting
    email address, WLMail would neither warn you (that it was invalid), or
    complain.
    No other news client warns you about using a valid email address in NNTP
    service, either. Those who are new to it still have to learn the hard way,
    same as everybody else who started years ago did.
     
    N. Miller, Oct 26, 2009
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