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anonymous email

How can one send an anonymous email. I don't want my ip to show up in the header! what the fuck should I do?
Permalink frustrated hubby 
January 3rd, 2006
You should probably just abide by the restraining order.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 3rd, 2006
Oh that is *so* much better than anything I was thinking of saying.
Permalink Philo 
January 3rd, 2006
:)
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 3rd, 2006
you have to get your ISP to set you up with an anonymous account. ring them up and just explain what you want, its a pretty basic service and you shouldn't have any trouble with it.
IIRC theres some privacy law that states that they *have* to provide you with an anonymous account upon request, although of course they prefer not to and so dont unless you ask.

do you know the law philo? I cannot for the life of my remember which one it was...
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 4th, 2006
no such law exists. be serious man.
Permalink  
January 4th, 2006
yeah. thanks dude. and we *know* you have a deep understanding of the privacy laws.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 4th, 2006
News to me. I suspect you're thinking of the idea that the right to free speech has been (loosely) interpreted to grant a right of anonymity. However, that doesn't mean ISP's have to enable it - it simply means (in theory) that they don't have to volunteer account info to any law enforcement agency that asks.

I know that no law *prevents* the ISP from doing so voluntarily.

Of note - the Verizon vs. RIAA case last year that Verizon wasn't required to disgorge subscriber records just because RIAA said "someone at IP[x] was hosting file [y]" - a good friend of mine was the author of that whole defense at Verizon.

My favorite privacy case is a case in North Carolina where a couple sued for invasion of privacy. Case went all the way to the state Supreme Court, which found
a) their right to privacy hadn't been invaded, because
b) as of the case, North Carolina had no statuory or Constitutional right to privacy.

Man - not only do you lose your case, you fuck everyone else after you.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 4th, 2006
Jesus

The thought that an ISP -- in the age of warrantless wiretaps and post Carnivore/Echelon -- would be required to grant users anonymous access. It's so idiotic as to be laughable.

Where did you ever get such an idea?
Permalink  
January 4th, 2006
use gmail?
Permalink mb 
January 4th, 2006
"Where did you ever get such an idea?"

im a laughable idiot?
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 4th, 2006
"im a laughable idiot?"

You post here, that goes without saying.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 4th, 2006
Why not just send snail mail without a return address?
Permalink Dana 
January 4th, 2006
Make sure you mail the snail-mail from a post-office different from the one you normally use. From another state might even be a good idea.

You don't want the post-mark to give you away.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 4th, 2006
"Where did you ever get such an idea?"

""im a laughable idiot?""

lol
Permalink Kasey 
January 4th, 2006

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