Disguise Your Email Address in Newsgroups, Forums, Blog Comments, Chat
To avoid ending on a spammer's mailing list when you post to a web forum or a newsgroup, you can
- disguise your email address by inserting something obvious into it.
If my email address is email@example.com, I can modify it to read me@EXAdelete_thisMPLE.com, for example. I will not get spam at that email address since all messages to it will bounce, but people who want to send me an email can still do so after they remove "delete_this" from the address.
Obscuring your email address does make sending mail a bit more difficult. But this is not always a disadvantage.
Automatic Email Address Obfuscation
Email address encoding tools take the obfuscation a step further. While primarily designed for use on web sites, you can also use addresses encoded with such tools on web forums or web-based usenet, for example.