Providing email contact information on the web has become a challenge. Web spiders travel the web harvesting mail addresses. Then you receive a wazillion emails of spam offering to make your entire body smaller, parts of your body bigger and to let you make more money than anyone on the planet ever has. So, I've looked for ways to solve this problem.
To reduce this spam just a bit, I've adopted a few simple strategies.
The email address below includes a part that says "-REMOVE-THIS-PART".
To use the email address correctly, just remove the part that says
"-REMOVE-THIS-PART"(including the "dash").
So, for example, if the email address were shown as:
Then the correct address to use would be:
For all "up-to-date" email systems, just click, then edit the address in the new email.
This type of listing is referred to as "munged" email. See
says in definition #3:
In the wake of the spam epidemics of the 1990s, mung is now commonly used to describe the act of modifying an email address in a sig block in a way that human beings can readily reverse but that will fool an address harvester. Example: johnNOSPAMsmith@isp.net.
I used to have lots of specific email addresses. In August 2011, after mother's death and my move to a new web-host, I realized that while that while this complexity was working, it really hadn't added that much site functionality or free time or reduced cost/trouble. So I reduced all the emails to just this one:
(Don't forget to remove "-REMOVE-THIS-PART".)
James S. Huggins
Eclecticist, Author & Professional Speaker
If you email me you will usually give me your email address (duh!). COPPA considers this "personal information". So, I am posting this notice on this page to comply with that law.
Rather than attempt to obtain parental permission and maintain the wazillions of records required by COPPA, I just don't collect personal data from anyone under 13. If I somehow discover that someone under 13 has written me, I will only respond once as permitted by COPPA and will delete the original email. (I will, however, not apply this standard to personal emails from children under 13 who I personally know.)