"Do not post your email address in the ad"

Discussion in 'Questions, Rules, Suggestions' started by Lawn-Scapes, Sep 11, 2004.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Well.. I did.

    I did not read the guide lines first (actually read 'em a while ago but forgot)... sorry. If you would like to.. you may delete it.

    The reason for this post is to find out why we shouldn't post our email address?

    Again.. sorry.
     
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Yes there is a reason for this. Pierre probably could answer this better than me as I'm not sure of the correct terminology. There are google bots or whatever they are called that harvest e-mail addresses. It's best not to post your addy here. Make contact thru the private message system, then if the two parties are interested and serious, then you may privately exchange addys.
     
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Okay Jodi... If you are able to remove it.. go ahead.
     
  4. LSAdmin

    LSAdmin Web Developer Staff Member
    Posts: 233

    Jodi is almost correct. There are bots (not google bots, Google does not spam :)) that browse the web and automatically parse e-mail addresses to add them to spam mailing lists. For that reason, it is recommended not to display your e-mail address publicly on the web, or at least not to write it in a machine-readable format (i.e. plain text), or you may end up receiving more spam than what you used to.
     
  5. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Thank you Pierre. He's the man when you need to know the exact answer. I just try to fill in when he isn't around. I knew the bots were called something, I just didn't know they weren't google. ;)
     
  6. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Okay... thanks for the explanation. Now would you hurry up and delete it before the bots get me :help: :)

    It's in the Marketplace...
     
  7. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    Ok, done....
     
  8. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Thanks for the info

    Im done
     

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