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S Larkham

Joined: Mar 14, 2006
Posts: 8
Looking (modestly) for Google entries for my name the other day, I found an entry for JavaRanch; and found it displayed my email address!!! THIS probably explains why I've been getting some obviously dodgy (subject line in a strange mix of gibberish and Chinese characters) emails lately offering free Java code downloads.........good job I've got an effective spam filter.
anand phulwani
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 10, 2005
Posts: 242
Dear Lakhram,

I am sorry for what has happened to you,I think you should change your Preferences in your profile for

Keep your email address viewable to others when you post notes?

to No.

Thanks and Regards, Anand
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anand phulwani
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 10, 2005
Posts: 242
Dear Lakhram,

Please avoid duplicate threads,

Duplicate Thread

This is not encouraged.
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
The page in question probably is

I'm not sure that there is anything we can do about web spiders finding those addresses. If you don't want your address to be known to spammers, it's probably best to not make it public, as suggested above. You could still allow being contacted via private messages.

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
I agree. Here's the link:
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