Do You Give Your Real Email When Leaving a Comment In a Blog?

Last modified on 6th September, 2007

I usually do. But sometimes I wondered if such ‘openness’ could be abused by certain blog owners who may harvest commentators’ emails and sell them to spammers.

Thankfully that hasn’t happened yet. The email that I am using is still relatively spam free. May be both my server’s Spam Assassin and Outlook junk e-mail filter have been doing a good job shielding me from the wrath of those spam devils.

How about you? Do you trust blog owners by giving your real email when leaving a comment?


  • CypherHackz says:

    i use my real email on every websites that i give comment. with that, the webmaster will recognize me or they can contact me if they need helps or opinions from me.

  • Kay Kastum says:

    Same here. Gmail does a good job in filtering spams for me.

  • Steve Yu says:

    I give my real email too. There is no point giving out fake email, right?

  • kuanhoong says:

    Yes, I give out my real email when I leave comment.

    So please don’t spam me 🙂

  • Turk says:

    I always do. But of course you hv to trust the blog owner first 🙂

  • fazli says:

    i use my real email every time leave comment 🙂

  • shah says:

    i give a real email but not the important email address. i have more than 5 email, so usually when leave comment on blog, i give yahoo mail.the gmail i keep safe. haha…

  • Wahlau.NEt says:

    i use my real email but the email is forwarded to gmail therefore there is no worries for spam as filter is pretty good with Gmail.

  • icy says:

    Why not? yes, i always give true email because i want to subscribe to future comments as well.

  • papajoneh says:

    real email of coz with anti spam activated, ip identifier. 🙂

  • toxicle says:

    No I don’t leave my real email but depending on which site …

  • I usually on give away my email address (for plain viewing) when I either trust the website/blog or they have a clear No Spamming policy.

    Alternately if you do not want to release your email at all, there’s always those throw-away email accounts you can sign up for.

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