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?


An engineer by training, Victor has been working full-time online as an Internet marketer, a programmer and an app developer since 2001. He has been blogging at Sabahan.com since 2006 sharing his experience and teaching people how to make money online. Click here to join his private Facebook Group for bloggers.

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  • 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.

  • toxicle says:

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

  • papajoneh says:

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

  • icy says:

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

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • fazli says:

    i use my real email every time leave comment 🙂

  • Turk says:

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

  • kuanhoong says:

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

    So please don’t spam me 🙂

  • Steve Yu says:

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

  • Kay Kastum says:

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

  • 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.

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