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December 2003

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Sometimes you want to provide your e-mail address in a web form to get some information you want -- like a password to a site you would like to visit -- or a report you can use. Or perhaps give it to a new acquaintance. But you don't want it followed by a ton of spam.

These nice folks have a neat solution. Simply make up an e-mail address to use for just that one time. For example: or

Then go to the Mailinator site and get the response you are looking for. It's that easy. No sign up or personal information is required and your email

and the created address will be deleted automatically after a short time putting an end to any further foolishness.

Great vanishing guard dog. There is no cost to use this canine -- and you don't have to feed it.

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Those folks at Google have more tricks up their sleeves that a pack of prestidigitators performing perplexities with professional precision. Here are two new Google tricks:

Try typing a phone number in the Goggle search box. Up comes every place on the web where this number appears. It's like having a private detective. Similarly, rather than use a yellow page lookup just type the category and the area code in which you would like to search. Example: "theater 617"

Neat tricks.

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The folks at AT&T have come up with a very useful program to help you make some sense out of web site privacy policies. They call it their "Privacy Bird".

Once you set your privacy preferences this neat program automatically searches for privacy policies at every web site you visit and gives you a green light if the site's policies match your personal privacy preferences (and gives the site the red bird if its privacy policy leaves doors open that you would prefer closed.

Saves a lot of time consuming digging. Valuable service.

Scary stuff.

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We know how smart you are (you read Real Estate CyberTips regularly! :-) But did you ever wonder if you are a genius?

Here's the place to find out. These folks have some heavy duty qualifications for determining your IQ score. The short test also informs you of your intellectual category.

Quick, informative, enlightening and no cost great place.

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