"Disguise your e-mail address when you post it to a newsgroup, chat room, bulletin board, or other public Web page-for example, SairajUdin AT example DOT com. This way, a person can interpret your address, but the automated programs that spammers use often cannot."
But I've never figured out how to follow that advice. I post to several Yahoo groups using my real email address and consequently receive at least 100 spam messages daily. One time I tried changing my email with Yahoo but found that they send out the email messages for subscribers to that address, so I stopped getting my messages until I changed it back to my real email address.
The problem with subscribing using disposable addresses at Hotmail or Yahoo.com is that I don't want to have to go somewhere else to read my email. I like having them all come directly to my inbox in Windows Mail.
Does anyone know if there's a way to have my email address appear one way in the messages themselves that get posted to a group yet have the groups bot send them to my real email address?
Where the real email address shows up is not when a message I send is posted, but when someone replies to my message and uses the "quote message being replied to" feature in their own email program.
Thanks for any hints on how to deal with this.