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Email Contact Information for
James S. Huggins' Refrigerator Door

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.

Reducing Spam

To reduce this spam just a bit, I've adopted a few simple strategies.

  1. I put my email addresses on this one page in "coded" format. It is easy to decode them if you are a person, but spiders won't.
     
  2. I've set up autoresponders that will email you back if you use the "coded" address.  

Munged Email

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:

Dummy-REMOVE-THIS-PART@JamesSHuggins.com

Then the correct address to use would be:

Dummy@JamesSHuggins.com

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 catb.org/jargon/html/M/mung.html which 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.

Here Is The Email

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:

Huggins-on-the-Web-4-REMOVE-THIS-PART@JamesSHuggins.com
(Don't forget to remove "-REMOVE-THIS-PART".)

James S. Huggins
Eclecticist, Author & Professional Speaker


COPPA Child Privacy Notice - Click to view this site's COPPA Child Privacy Notice

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Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Information Practices

COPPA (the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) requires that websites post "prominent links" to a notice of how they collect, use, and/or disclose "personal information" from children.

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.)

For more information on COPPA and this site's COPPA Child Privacy Notice, click here or on the "COPPA Child Privacy" graphic above/right.




This page created:
Sat, 05.Apr.2003

Last updated:
21:02, Thu, 01.May.2014


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