Signed up for "TheBigProxyList.com" and a few other providers of public proxies. I expected the public proxies to often fail, which is ok. What I did not expect was for them to not be anonymous. I found that when I used the proxies in the lists provided, my IP address was being forwarded on with the requests I was making. I suppose this is since the proxies are not anonymous? On the front of the website, it advertises that the proxy lists are useful to "Access Google, Yahoo, Craigslist, Facebook, eBay, etc." I don't understand how this could be the case with respect to anything anyone on this forum would want to be doing if the proxies are not anonymous? Not trying to complain about wasted money, just wondering if I am missing something or perhaps need to change the way in which I am using the proxies that would add anonymity to the equation? Thanks so much!