One way that people who send junk mail (UCE) and spam find one's email address is by 'harvesting' web pages. They use programs specifically designed to go through web sites and pick out all text strings along the lines of ''.

I get a lot of junk mail so I've prevented this by making all of the email links on my web pages Javascript. Make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser and then you can click on the links to send me email.

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