Do Spammers Get Your Email Address?
So how exactly
do spammers get your email address? Any time you give your e-mail address
out on the Internet, you raised the likelihood that your e-mail address
will wind up in a spammer's black book.
Whenever you register
your e-mail address on a web site, be certain to read the terms of service.
South multiple very clearly state that your e-mail address can and will
be sold to third party, usually disguised as a third-party offers.
Others will have
checkboxes where you can ask for third-party offers. Yes, you may think
they get a approved third-party offers may be a good idea because you
like the company you are registering with, but the loophole is that that
third-party can go and sell your e-mail address if they are given access
to all those addresses, which many of them do.
Also, any time
you use your email address of the public site, whether it is for advertising
or signing up on a message board, you have raised the likelihood that
a spammer will harvest that email address from the site and then use it
to spam you. So be sure you choose the option to not show your e-mail
address, or use a throw away email address instead.
sometimes you could have perfectly protected your e-mail address, at all
it will take is one "friend" going and cc'ing you a joke or
a letter along with 300 of her closest friends. And some of those people
have no qualms about giving out your email address to spammers, or using