I'm not sure if anyone is concerned about this, but...
FYI: If you send your e-mail address to American Woodworker Magazine,
they will sell your e-mail address...
If you want to prove this for yourself, here's my "EZ Guide To
Identifying Who Sells E-mail Lists" (I actually picked this trick up
from a network security buddy of mine...):
1. Buy a domain, e.g., pete.tv
2. Purchase an e-mail account on your domain, e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Select the option to have all e-mail not destined for e-mail
accounts on your domain sent to your e-mail address. For example, if
the e-mail address email@example.com does not exist it will bounce to
4. When someone, such as American Woodworker Magazine, asks for your
e-mail address, enter one that will easily identify the source, e.g.:
firstname.lastname@example.org (this is a non-existent e-mail
account on your domain that will bounce to your e-mail account)
That's it. So, if someone, such as AWM sells your e-mail address, the
person/people who purchased your e-mail address will have the address
identifying who you gave it to.
Disclaimer: I'm not sure if the fine print of AWM specifies that you
are giving them permission to sell your e-mail address, but I don't
care. No one reads that stuff anyway and people who sell e-mail lists
are not very honorable (even though I really like AWM, lots of good
Just thought someone might find this interesting...