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Why do some people not give their "proper" email addresses but write them like this ...

(11 Posts)
penguinaballerina Sun 27-Jul-08 21:18:37

(for example):
freda bloggs at serviceprovider dot com
and not:

Piffle Sun 27-Jul-08 21:20:14

cos spammers get your address by scanning the web fir @ signs

Swedes Sun 27-Jul-08 21:22:35

freda bloggs at service provider dot com would surely translate as and not
Sorry to be pedantic.

Swedes Sun 27-Jul-08 21:23:45

serrvice service

ChasingSquirrels Sun 27-Jul-08 21:23:57

am lol at Swedes pedantic typo on the pedants' thread.

ChasingSquirrels Sun 27-Jul-08 21:24:09


edam Sun 27-Jul-08 21:24:34

This could be a very brief thread. Given Piffle's answered the OP in one. (Can't think of any more diversions but am impressed by Swedes' pedantry.)

ExterminAitch Sun 27-Jul-08 21:25:02

aw, you have just made the Freda Bloggs who works at Service Provider most unhappy...

penguinaballerina Mon 28-Jul-08 14:26:44

Thanks everyone. I can rely on the Pedants to give me a straight answer!

MrsSprat Mon 28-Jul-08 14:29:48

and also, some sites (e.g. Friends Reunited) block trad email addresses in notes so you cough up and pay their registration fee.

Blandmum Mon 28-Jul-08 14:32:07


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