Re: security for child's new e-mail address

From: Karl Levinson [x y] mvp (
Date: 12/01/02

From: "Karl Levinson [x y] mvp" <>
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 08:04:21 -0500

In addition to the advice below, in order to try to do what you are trying
to do, I would suggest considering

* one or more methods of spam prevention [including possibly trying one of
the free spam blocking software programs out there] as well as
* one or more software programs that will block adware and popups, and also
* an internet content filtering software or hardware solution.

You can find both free and not-free software and tips to try to accomplish
these things at:

While you're at it, if you don't have a firewall and an antivirus program
that is set to download the latest updates every day, you need these. and are free firewall and antivirus software,
so there's no excuse. Other options and more information is at:

"Too Hot" <mungedtodeath@anon.con> wrote in message
> Pam, considering this a 12yr old, I think it's best that to warn that
> spam can and will probably defeat the best current measures available.
> Your (Kent W) advice is great but incomplete, don't you think?
> Personally, I have no solution other than manual editing/censoring. I
> have a teenage niece and I'm desperate to know of any application that
> GUARANTEES she will not be subjected to some of the images that I have
> seen. My current experience tells me no such thing exists - can you
> prove me wrong please?
> Kent W. England [MVP] wrote:
> : You need to give her the following rules:
> :
> : 1) only give out your email address to people you know
> : 2) do not put your email address in forms on web sites, no matter how
> : nice the free stuff appears to be
> : 3) don't reveal your email address in chat rooms or instant messaging
> : 4) if you need an email address for chat or web sites, your parents
> : will help you get a throw-away email address for those purposes
> : 5) if you need to read email for a throw-away email address, your
> : parents will help you setup filters to allow in only the email you
> : requested, so keep track of what web sites you reveal your email
> : address
> :
> :
> :: We are not computer gurus so we need help with security
> :: for a new e-mail address for our 12 year old....What can
> :: we do to be assured the wrong info. will not be sent to
> :: her? Any info. would be greatly appreciated.
> :: Thanks