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A posting made to a newsgroup where the poster does not divulge his or her identity. This is usually carried out via an anonymous remailer service. There are usually two reasons for anonymous postings: the first is that the poster does not want to attract spam, and the second is that the poster does not directly want to be associated with the opinions expressed in the posting. For example, the posting may be a critical comment on the company that he or she works for.

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