One popular question is how do i protect my self from a spammer getting a hold of my email address
for one posting your email address on a forum or a website is a bad idea unless you have to for example your business website
another suggestion is to choose your email address wisely for example if your name is john it is a wise idea not to chose something like [email protected] the reason for this is it protects you from one of the most popular spamming techniques a “dictionary spam attack ” the logic behind this attack is when the attacker or the spammer goes against a email server in this case the hotmail email server the hacker goes by a dictionary of names so john being a popular name it would be one of the prime targets for spamming in this type of attack
when the spammer does not get a bounce back says hey this email address doesn’t exist he or she now knows that this is a active email address
but if john were to select [email protected] he cuts the probability in half that this type of attack would effect him
be smart stay secure !