Hide your email address!
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It used to be that only Net users who posted to usenet newsgroups
had to worry about getting junk email - but that's changing.
This week Aardvark has received several items of junk email sent to addresses which have never been used to post to usenet newsgroups. Information has also been forwarded that indicate a growing number of robot programs are searching through pages on the web looking for email addresses contained in "mailto" tags.
Anyone who has a web page which contains a link to their email address is advised to change this to a forms-based response system so as to avoid the problem.
As an industry, we don't need this type of activity which only serves to reduce the utility and effectiveness of email as a communications tool.
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