"One of the worst problems, and a big reason the spammers have our addy, is not using the blind carbon copy feature when forwarding emails. And unfortunately the ones that will do that are your trusted friends and family! I never forward an email that shows others email addresses it is just very very bad behavior and it shows no regard for the people whose addresses are being spread all over the net.For instructions on using the BCC (Blind Copy) feature in OE, see Using Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) in Outlook Express.
When I have people do that to me I politely ask them not to include my email address in those emails if they can not use the BCC feature. I in turn will not use theirs in that fashion either.
Sins of The Internet: Not Using Bcc
BCC for Privacy!
use BCC from now on"
October 5 Tip of the Day
"If you have not been using BCC please do yourself and everyone else a HUGE favor and start using it now. Help stop the spammers from getting our addys. This should also reduce the number of infected emails arriving in your inbox."
Thank you, R-C!