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1/7/08 1:21pm - Original Message: 'A warning about posting your email address'
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Eagleville, PA - USA

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I think I've mentioned this before, but I just got a SPAM email to an address that I posted in 3 places on the site, forgetting about this issue.

If you post your email address anywhere on the site, like in the forums, or if you have it displayed in your main profile, then it is possible for spammers to find your address on C3VR and use it to send you spam.  Sometime in the near future I will remove email address visibility from the main profiles.

So if you want someone to contact you, tell them to PM you instead of posting your email address.

To see if you email is readily available on an internet search, Google your email address and see if it turns anything up.


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1/7/08 1:40pm - Reply: 'A warning about posting your email address'
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Victor, NY - USA

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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

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Thanks for the reminder.

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1/7/08 2:01pm - Reply: 'A warning about posting your email address'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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I been sayin that all along! Ya gotta watch what ya put out there for the low-lifes...

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1/7/08 7:23pm - Reply: 'A warning about posting your email address'
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Klamath Falls, OR - USA

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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles, all original; paint, interior, engine, split bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.

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Good point Adam, thanks for the advise Thumbs%20Up.



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74 coupe 4 speed 350, 54K actual miles,
all original; paint, interior, engine,
split  bumper. #'s match. 2nd owner, no stress cracks.
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1/7/08 8:42pm - Reply: 'A warning about posting your email address'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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Thanks Adam! Because I am fairly computer illiterate concerning the workings of computers how does a posted e-mail address turn into spam? Is this done by a person. Is it done by some sort of search engine? Just curiouson how this happens?

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1/8/08 10:44am - Reply: 'A warning about posting your email address'
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Eagleville, PA - USA

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Used to own a 1979 Corvette now owned by JB79

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[QUOTE=Tuxblacray]Thanks Adam! Because I am fairly computer illiterate concerning the workings of computers how does a posted e-mail address turn into spam? Is this done by a person. Is it done by some sort of search engine? Just curiouson how this happens? [/QUOTE]

Either/Or.  Mostly it is from a automated "harvester" program. It is like a search engine, but it is only looking for email addresses. When it find them, it puts them into a database. Then the addresses can either be sold or used by the company that did the harvesting for their own spamming.


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1/9/08 12:36am - Reply: 'A warning about posting your email address'
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San Tan Valley, AZ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car 4851 of 6502, Auto, L-48

Joined: 6/20/2005
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Thanks Adam Thumbs%20Up  Googled my address and found it in three places on the net.  I bet thats where all my spam is coming from.

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HARRISVILLE, RI - USA

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68 convertible green 427 c.i.green exterior black top and interior

Joined: 3/9/2004
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 Thanks for the tip Adam, I'm clean so far !! Thumbs%20Up
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