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Old 1 Mar 2002, 12:34 AM   #25
The "e" in e-mail
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Originally posted by shelded
And if you're lucky all sorts of spammers won't figure out that your is a way to get in touch with you.
Or better still, if (say) you use to post to newsgroups, spammers will take that for your real address, and lower the already-negative value of their lists by adding it!

BTW, I just tried to log in to my FastMail account, but accidentally used my OperaMail password.  When I succeeded (using the correct password), the server warned me of the "unauthorised" attempt to access my mailbox!  I like that, it shows real concern for customers!

(edit: the exact greeting message I got was:

Welcome to FastMail Robert Baker. It's a little after quarter past three in the afternoon .
Your last successful login was at Thu, 28 Feb 2002 12:21 PM
There was 1 failed login attempt between your last successful login and this login. The last failed attempt occured at Thu, 28 Feb 2002 3:16 PM
I know of no other mail provider which notifies its customers about potential security breaches like this...)

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