Topic: Some Email Addresses Are Public in Here (0 replies)
#1 Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:12 am
Join Date: Aug 2006
Subject: Some Email Addresses Are Public in Here
I noticed a few members have selected the option under "Profile" to ALWAYS SHOW EMAIL ADDRESS. This is ok, no problem, it works like it should. The public will see your email address.
Myself, I would never turn on this option because there are evil robots that troll public sites looking to harvest email addresses. They sell the addresses to spammers. I learned my lesson the hard way a few years ago when I started receiving up to 16,000 email spams a day.
My advice would be if you wish to use this option, it would be wise to use a disposable email address.