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12.47. How Can I Prevent Myself from Getting E-mailed to Directly?

Many people choose not to be e-mailed directly from a newsgroup for different reasons. Sometimes it's because they simply prefer to give out their e-mail address only to people they know. Other times, it's from a concern that as newsgroup messages tend to many times get very personal, people choose not to want to be mailed directly.

If your news account is defined as having an E-mail address value and not a Reply-To address value, make the E-mail address a bogus value. If you are supplying both values (for reasons discussed in FAQ 12.13, then make the Reply-To address bogus. Note that even if the Reply-To e-mail address is bogus, an experienced UseNet user can still see the E-mail address value by inspecting the message's header.


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