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How not to make up an email address

December 5th, 2003 · No Comments · Uncategorized

To “soarecording” on AOL Instant Messenger, I would like make the following comment:

I am an 31137 hax0r! I 0wnz your AIM account. You sux0r.

Translated:

I don’t want spam from AOL any more than you do. If you think giving AOL a nosuch.org email address at sign up is clever, you are wrong. It means you are giving me your account to do with as I wish. All I have to do is ask AOL to send me your password to my email address and I am in. Since you didn’t change your email like I asked you several weeks ago, I have no problem connecting and sending cryptic messages to people on your buddy list. Be glad I didn’t change the buddy icon…

Here’s a tip: If you don’t want to bother with creating a disposable email address on some web mail site, use Mailinator. Just make sure to not publish the email address you make up on your IM profile, or anyone will be able to get your password.

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