Munging is not for private emails. To mung there is both pointless and rude. You use the munging techniques for posting your email address on the web, in newsgroups or in blogs to slow down an avalanche of spam.
Why does my email address appear on my website only as an inconvenient non-clickable image? e.g. . Because I have such a high Internet profile, without that munging technique, I get thousands of spams a day. It is unfortunate to inconveniece my legitimate correspondents with munging. The alternative is to discard legitimate correspondence accidentally as spam.
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You can avoid these disadvantages by using the official invalid address xxx@invalid.
If you are munging, you should put .invalid as the TLD (Top Level Domain) on the end to warn that the address is munged, e. g. email@example.com.
To mung, you must be creative and original. You have to defeat two classes of demungers:
On the other hand, if you are too subtle, your legitimate callers won’t notice the mung, or won’t be able to correctly remove it on the first try.
One approach is to change your public email address from time to time, and discard the old one when it becomes too spam saturated. Keep a private one for personal communication you never post.
Eventually some Mafioso is going get ticked by spam and take some spectacular revenge which may discourage people entering the profession.
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