A reminder about email addresses in posts

Just a reminder that very smart bots scour websites now for what they think are email addresses. All the standard obfuscation techniques people use are known to bot developers and they are easily decoded. AI is making this even easier for bots.

if you want to give somebody your email address, just use the personal message function of Discourse. That is perfectly secure and private, and bots can’t index that part of Discourse.

If people do put private email addresses in topic posts, I will delete that info. For their own good (a terrible cliche, but apt).

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