If you do not want spammers to find your e-mail address, do not write your e-mail address in forum posts.
Spammers constantly search the internet for e-mail addresses and they often use sophisticated software that enables them to screen thousands and thousands of websites.
On this forum, the e-mail address that is stored in your profile is hidden to spammers and the outside world in general. You can choose to have your e-mail address displayed to other forum members but by default, your e-mail address is hidden even to other forum members.
However, if you write your e-mail address in your post, you disclose your e-mail address to the whole world of internet users. Including spammers.
If you do choose to type your e-mail address in a forum post, replace the at sign (@) by the five characters ampersand, hash, six, four, semicolon:
& # 6 4 ;
Do not use spaces between the characters.
This combination of characters will show as '@' in your post but it will fool many (but not all) spammers who will not recognize it as an at sign.
A regular at sign will give you: firstname.lastname@example.org (which automatically turns into a clickable link). The combination @ ; gives you email@example.com, which is not clickable and not recognized as an e-mail address by many of the spammers.
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