Ethical Issues

Tracking Your Newsgroup Postings




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Many people participate in Internet listservs or newsgroups. Be aware that it is possible to track the messages you have posted on such Internet discussion groups.

For example, at the Google Groups Web site, one can search a person's name or email user name and obtain a list of messages that the person has posted on various listservs or newsgroups.

google groups

After clicking on a message, there is an option to request an "author's profile."

google groups profile