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For those who share this sentiment, now expressed by several list members,
I'd like to suggest a great service:

You can create special one-time-use email forwarding addresses. Then, if
anyone spams you - you know who it was, and you can just shut off that
forwarding label. Plus, it's free.

I've used this service for months now to protect my private home address,
and I can't recommend it enough.


PS. If you really hate spam, you can also try

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Terence Martin
> Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 6:51 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Re: moving lua-l to Yahoo Groups
> In a general sense, where the list mails come from doesn't bother me, so
> long as they're not filled with annoying ads or converted to HTML
> mail, both
> of which I despise with a healthy passion.
> But, I zealously guard my email address to avoid spam of any
> variety. Hence
> I have the email address I use for actual mail, and the one I use when
> places insist on knowing your email address even though they "*never* sell
> it to anyone". Really, this list is the only "public" place I use
> my actuall
> email address. It goes without saying I trust you lua gods more than I
> trust, for example, Real Networks.
> If the list is moving to a place where it's even easier for people to
> harvest email addresses (and which I hesitate to trust), I'd rather just
> create myself a second email address just for the list so that this one
> doesn't get more public exposure. In which case, it would be
> cooler if this
> address wasn't just automatically added anywhere for me. How do-able is
> that?