The only reason people send you spam is due to invisible bots that hackers/p0rn sites/etc. sites put out to search for specific usernames... otherwise, make SURE you have a spam/bulk filter that checks for a name that you've registered on a forum and that name is in the Subject Line.
You should also make sure you NEVER give your e-mail out on a post, as even if there is NO bot; a invisible non-posting member might use your e-mail and sign you up for an unwanted mailing-list.
- DO send your e-mail ONLY to people who respect you, or you trust. (remember, if you trust a person... make sure you confirm that persons' age/location/time zone.)
- DO send your e-mail (if possible) through a firewall-ed blocking system on your ISP.
- DO NOT post your e-mail (which includes even the first part of it (e.x: the username before the @ symbol) on threads unless you code it to be spam safe; SPAM SAFE methods WILL NOT work with BBCODE... you MUST make extra characters in the username. (Do not use my method of asteriks, b/c i noticed it doesn't work.)
The thing you have to know about p0rn mail-lists that pick-up your e-mail address through invisibility is that when you are set to vacation... and the mail-list recieves your bounce-back... you'll notice that the e-mail you're sending it to will result in a failure delivery.
Note: There might be errors in this documents.