Guided spam missiles

Apparently some companies hunt you down and spam you if you register for various online amusements and promotions using a throwaway address. Supposedly this is the work of Equifax, the credit bureau, which somehow has been able to build up a database of millions of email address changes. I certainly hope so, because if they managed to accomplish this by tracing IP addresses, that'd be really hideous.

So if you're going to use junk addresses for this purpose, make sure that absolutely nobody knows about them.

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