Does this website sell my e-mail address???!!!

by Doubtfully Yours 10 Replies latest social current

  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    This is the only website I come to when I'm at work and post stuff, and the only one that I've given my work e-mail and ever since I get all this spam and gargage e-mails at work that I always delete.

    Does anyone else experience this? Does this website sell or shares our e-mail address with spamers?


  • Valis

    You aren't the only one who gets all that crap...I recently started getting ads for fake rolex watches, not to mention the cialis/viagra/hot anal barn yard fun/sodomite MILFs/etc that totally killed one of my email accounts. The deal is spammers have software that generate millions of addresses, many of them not even real, but also too many of them very real. Email addresses can also be cullled from chain letters your "friends" think you need to be involved in. So, the answer to your question about this site is no. Hop[e this helps..


    District Overbeer

  • candidlynuts

    all open message boards are scanned by bots to find email addresses. if you ever in a post put your email address ... [email protected] a bot will scan it and its sold to spammers. so avoid doing that. if you do want to put your email address in a message on any board use the format : me at whatever. com ..

  • iiz2cool

    I get the same spam all the time in all of my "real" email accounts. I rarely give these addys out. Interestingly, I don't get any spam in my hotmail or yahoo accounts, which I give out regularly. It used to be the other way around.

  • Stefanie

    I never get any mail or spam!

  • Simon

    Email addresses on this forum are never shared or sold.

    You will notice that they are not even displayed so that they cannot be harvested.

    Spammers are quite capable of creating email addresses and if your then load any images from the email or click any links ... bingo, you have confirmed they they have hit a valid address and will bomb you forever more.

    Get some decent anti-spam protection. I have several on my server-firewall, email-server and my local client ... and I get hardly any spam messages anymore

  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    Thanks to all that responded.

    I feel more at ease now.


  • confusedjw

    Simon stopped doing that in 1995. Unless you count the the 10 years he did it for the UN.

  • AlanB

    One thing I learned when I started getting spam is:-

    Never click the link at the bottom of the email saying

    "Click here to be removed from this list"

    All this does is tells the spammer that you have a genuine email address and you will end up with even more spam.

  • Odrade

    Here's another tip. If your screenname matches the first part of your email addy, spammers will find you by taking the name and trying various combinations like,,, etc.

    My screenname is different from my email addy, so I never get spam from being here, but my hubby's is the same with a common @---, so he gets quite a bit of spam in that account. This is the only site he has ever used that email address for, so he knows it's from being here, but not the fault of the board.

    How's that for a lay person's definition? lol!

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