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Anonymous
January 18, 2005 11:25:39 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

I have a page that indicates my online status for Windows Messenger. However, there is a problem with this indicator. I had to use a valid email address (aka my passport account id) in the source for this functionality, exposing that address to web-crawling spam-bots.

Is there a way to use an alias when checking for online status or must I setup a trash email account (that I'll never check) in order to provide this feature on my site?

Thanks for any advice or suggestions,

carl
Anonymous
January 18, 2005 7:35:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Greeting Carl,

I guess it would depend on the service you're using to do this behavior. Obviously there's
nothing in Messenger to do this.
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"Vagabond Software" <carlfenley-X-@-X-san.rr.com> wrote in message
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I have a page that indicates my online status for Windows Messenger. However, there is a
problem with this indicator. I had to use a valid email address (aka my passport account id)
in the source for this functionality, exposing that address to web-crawling spam-bots.

Is there a way to use an alias when checking for online status or must I setup a trash email
account (that I'll never check) in order to provide this feature on my site?

Thanks for any advice or suggestions,

carl
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