Never Put Your Email Address on Craigslist

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I made a very terrible mistake last week and I think that I am going to be paying for it for a very long time. I have finally got an email address that is not full of spam, business and social contacts only, and I could not have been happier. Until last week when I made a fatal error.

In my attempts to publicize my Short Story Kindle Contest, I put an ad out in Craigslist for the Washington DC area and I opted not to “hide” my email address. Well ever since then I have been bombarded with a bunch of crazy emails from a bunch of crazy people promising me a bunch of crazy things.

I should have known better. I have been computing for a very long time and thought that I knew all of the tricks of the trade. I hope that I can sort this whole mess out and not have to change my email address for the 100th time.

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