Originally Posted by Unregistered
I have a question though which I hope someone can answer. I have seen websites that when you open a page it can show your email address. How can you prevent this from happening? I use Outlook Express to read my Hotmail account via HTTP and wonder how websites can "extract" your email address from your system?
I don't recall ever seeing that happen to me before. Do you happen to have a website as an example? Either way, I can't see it "grabbing" information from your Outlook, but rather the browser somewhere.
There must be a setting somewhere that you have your e-mail address in, because a site shouldn't be able to get any data from your computer without perfmission.
It could be that you are using a program or extension that automatically fills in your e-mail address as well.. if it is a field you speak of.