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Forwarding stickies to some alternative email

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4:27 pm on Jul 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I dont know if it was discussed here before but I could not find anything with the site search feature.

I would like the possibility to enter some alternative email adress before I forward private messages from here. Messages would be sent to some private address I dont want to expose in my profile.

Is it a good idea?

8:56 am on July 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Very good idea - I've wished it many times. Unfortunatly, I don't think it can happen because of 'spam' issues. As soon as such an option were put in, some one would trick out a way to spam other people by switching the email address via a bot.
1:49 pm on July 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I dont know if I get this one right Brett.

I dont mind having to type the alternative email adress in some field of the form everytime I forward messages. This way the alternate email adress would not be stored anywhere here.

2:07 pm on July 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Entering an address into the form just when forwarding is an invitation for abuse, as it can be automated with a bot very easily. The current method of forwarding to a registered and confirmed address is the right (and only) method to do it.

However, if I understand the original question correctly, then one possible solution would be to have users register one or several "secondary addresses" (with all the double opt-in overhead as for the first one), which could then be selected for forwarding individual messages.

 

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