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Email addresses
« on: November 14, 2007, 04:49:33 PM »
You have probably found that you can choose to hide your email address in your Profile settings. If you haven't already, I recommend that you do so. Keeping your email visible will expose your email address for harvesting by automated SPAMbots that trawl the internet looking for email addresses. Hiding your email address will make it invisible to these bots.

You should bve aware that once you do hide your email address, your email icon is still visible in your posts. Rest assured that it is visible only to you - to all other members, guests and bots, your email icon becomes invisible.

You can test this by temporarily logging out of the forum (and thereby becoming a "guest") and looking at your posts - you will not see your email icon.

cheers
Rob
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