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I am still surprised that people today still post their email addresses publicly – for example, posting an email address as a contact method on their website. Bad idea, unless you are okay with your mail box being filled with spam. Why? Because there are unscrupulous spiders out there that have nothing else better to do but search the web for email addresses. Why? So the person(s) responsible can harvest email addresses that they personally spam, or sell to third parties to spam. Either way, you will be spammed.   What’s the solution you ask? One: do not post your email address in a wayRead More →