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Author Topic: e-mail privacy  (Read 2121 times)

DREVIE

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e-mail privacy
« on: February 20, 2010, 02:34:25 PM »
 I am interested in a program that could be embedded in an e-mail
> that would delete your address, if the e-mail is forwarded.  I had
> an experience with an email that I basically.  was trying to tell
> those idiots that forward e-mails without checking the validity.
> any way I got an angry person who wanted to know how I got his
> address.  I got to thinking that he gave it to me when he forwarded
> the e-mail. how can one keep from having their address being sent
> on. once it is sent to those that may or may not delete all of the
> previous addresses.  you are at the mercy of those receive your
> e-mail. Even using BCC leaves you vernable.  Because your name is in
> the from section of the e-mail.  Not all people are going to delete
> your name when they forward.  I always do but the next guy may not.
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Re: e-mail privacy
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010, 02:44:54 PM »
it's a very interesting issue -- it can't be done in the way you are wanting, with a program embedded in the email.

but it might be possible by specifying non-real FROM info, and using your real email only in the "REPLY-TO" field.

the only danger in this case might be that it might increase the chance of your email being marked as spam.

i'm curious to hear what others think.

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Re: e-mail privacy
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 03:19:05 PM »
I would like to try this but I do not know where the REPLY-To field is.  I only see a from field.

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Re: e-mail privacy
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 03:49:44 PM »
it might be possible by specifying non-real FROM info, and using your real email only in the "REPLY-TO" field.

the only danger in this case might be that it might increase the chance of your email being marked as spam.
Doesn't quite guarantee it, but is awfully close. Forged headers require either an open relay, or relay permissions. Neither is a stellar option. Best bet is a batch of disposable addresses.

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Re: e-mail privacy
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010, 03:56:01 PM »
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I would like to try this but I do not know where the REPLY-To field is.  I only see a from field.
this will depend on your email client -- if you are using web-based email you might not have this option.

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Re: e-mail privacy
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2010, 04:34:26 PM »
I am currently using Hotmail.com