Getting Mail from the Gay Longhair Server
To participate fully in the activities at gaylonghair.com, various features will ask for your e-mail address when you list yourself or otherwise post material to the site. This is so other users can contact you, of course! If you're like most site users, you will want that, since men come to the site to meet people.
We no longer show these e-mail addresses, because spammers would find them. Instead, people who write you will be shown a web page where they can put in their e-mail address and a message to you. They will not be shown your address.
Then, the gaylonghair.com mail server will generate an e-mail from them to you.
WILL THIS PREVENT ALL SPAM?
No. Some spammers are persistent enough to write one longhair after another, awkward as that is. However, we limit use of the system such that they cannot write very many. Our experience has been that almost no spam arrives through this system. Those using the system have found they get about one spam a year.
WILL THIS GUARANTEE THAT NO ONE WRITING WILL LEARN OF MY ADDRESS?
No. When you reply to them, of course they will then have your address.
Be aware that you can reply to a writer without intending to. Setting a "vacation reply", having a spam filter that challenges senders, or letting your mail box get full can generate a reply. Also, equipment failures on the Internet can cause "bounce" replies. The situations just listed that are not under your control should occur very infrequently, but we want you to be aware of their possibility.
THEN WHY DO THIS?
Because it will greatly reduce the exposure of your e-mail address to spammers or others. This will be so much so, that you will likely feel the exposure is non-existent.
WILL THIS MAKE IT HARDER FOR ME TO FILTER FOR SPAM?
No, it will make that easier. All mail from the system will have the three words "Your Gay Longhair" in the "Subject" of the e-mail. You can tell your spam program to accept that mail.
WILL THE SYSTEM HIDE MY E-MAIL ADDRESS WHEN I AM SENDING THROUGH IT?
No. Not at all. The recipient will get your e-mail and it will say it is from you. All he needs to do to write you is to reply in the usual way.
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