The following are some tips on protecting your email address from being collected by spammers:
NEVER buy or enquire any products or services advertised in spam. Do not reply to any spam mail.
Be careful when you need to fill in your email address in any paper or online copy forms.
Because spammers use specialized searching tools (Spambots) to scan web-pages, newsgroups, discussion forums ... etc. for email addresses, you should avoid posting your official email address online. If it is necessary to display your email address, you should try to disguise it. The following are some examples:
My email address:
My email address: tom.chancityu.edu.hk
|Staff Name||Email Address|
(Please append "@cityu.edu.hk" at the end of the email address)
Note: You should also avoid using the "mailto:" hyperlinks for your email address, because they will be easily collected by spammers.
References: How do spammers get my email firstname.lastname@example.org