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archiea
09-30-2004, 01:12 AM
In another forum, someone spoke of searchbots that search out infor that can be used for spam...

So I looked up my spam riddled email address in google and I get my email listed from the old newtek forum forums.newtek.com. While my name comes up in film credits if I search for my name, searching for my email address brings up both Newteks old forum and Tech TV archived discussion, but newtek's site links it to my full name.

It appears that dead forums or links seem to have lost any security that would have blocked our names I guess.

Can anybody else test this out?

:mad:

meatycheesyboy
09-30-2004, 12:57 PM
I can confirm this, when I googled my hotmail address, it came up with two hits, one was an image I submitted to the Newtek Pro Gallery in April of 2001, and one was of my profile from the old Newtek forum.

Matt
09-30-2004, 01:45 PM
:eek: Yikes! That's why I get so many ads for viagra, "extensions", p*rn, etc.

Thanks for the heads up, I just edited my email to something naff so they can't get me anymore.

Good idea that - Google searching your email address, never thought of that!!!

Gotta wait until the Google cached page updates though, it's still there. :(

archiea
10-01-2004, 02:33 AM
:eek: Yikes! That's why I get so many ads for viagra, "extensions", p*rn, etc.

Thanks for the heads up, I just edited my email to something naff so they can't get me anymore.

Good idea that - Google searching your email address, never thought of that!!!

Gotta wait until the Google cached page updates though, it's still there. :(


If I were to do it all again.... I;d have a disposable email for all of theis public stuff.. (forums, online orders, etc) and use my main address for friends...