Do you think that Mylot shall show the email address of its members?

@youless (94715)
Guangzhou, China
November 6, 2008 1:06am CST
I agree to it. I think it's a part of basic information. It is not a secret. Since some of my good friends leave Mylot. And some are not active here for some time. I would like to write to them but I don't have their email addresses. Since they may not be back to Mylot any more.
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• United States
6 Nov 08
The reason that myLot does not reveal email addresses of its users is because there are those that harbor email addresses only for spamming. Also, being that many people have several email addresses, at times, they would have friends contact them at a different address instead of the one used for MyLot. Probably easier said than done, but MyLot can probably have a some way for us to contact people who have not come back in a while. At the same time, there is also a chance that they don't want to be contacted, but that's their loss.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
I hope some Mylotters will be back here. It's sad to see they leave one by one.
@sacmom (14314)
• United States
6 Nov 08
No, I do not think it is a good idea. Some people may abuse this feature and I wouldn't want to receive spam because my email address is out there for anyone to see. However, I do have a way for people to reach me without them sending a PM through mylot. It is listed at the top of my profile. It is a way to receive emails without listing my email address. And best of all it is free! Here is the link in case you are interested in making an account. http://www.contactify.com/widget.html
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Nov 08
One more vote for not showing the email address
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I think that it should be up to each member whether their e-mail is visible to the general public. I myself would have to seriously consider how much junk e-mail i would have to contend with.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Nov 08
I agree with you.
@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Nov 08
I think it should be conducted as anyother site. If they want to give you their email addresses they will, if not, they have their reasons. Or they are flakey or whatever. If they chose to make their email addresses public knowledge then more power to them. This is one thing I enjoy and appreciate about the internet. You can do pretty much as you please and have all the anonymity you wish.
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Nov 08
After I read the responses, I understand why Mylot decided not show the email addresses here.
@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
6 Nov 08
No I don't think it is a good thing because many will misuse this information (ie : spamming) I believe that if you are close enough to someone on mylot then you can ask for their e-mail address and they simply might give it to you ;) Wouldn't that be better than havign no control (or litle) over who can have access to it ?
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
I agree with you. It's better not to leave your email so easily in public.
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@rortiz86 (1697)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
Basic information??? Lol. Do you want your email address to be full of spams? Spammers will attack mylot if this happens. Email addresses should be held in private. Email addresses can also be hacked. So don't expose your email in public! And also you can't force any members to be active here in mylot. Let them decide for themselves.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
Oh, I think I have done this kind of mistakes so often
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
19 Nov 08
I guess to prevent other people from stealing email address for spam, it is better not to show the email addresses here. Anyway, when you send a PM to the user, they will usually get a notification in the email address they registered with mylot. So no worries about them not receiving your messages if you just PM them rather than sending them via the email. No? I mean, you do not mind people seeing your email address on mylot?
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Nov 08
In fact I don't mind showing my email address. I used to show my homepage address everywhere. And my email is obvious in my homepage, too.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
19 Nov 08
well, this is personal then. I prefer it not to reveal my email address online unless I know the person and the page is private. I have joined forums before and when I put my email there, I get so much spam afterwards, it is not worth my while to put it up. SO rather than have my email address out there, I kinda like the way mylot is handling messages to members. We PM them, they get the notification in their email, then they respond.
• United States
6 Nov 08
I don't. There are others that may want to spam the email addresses.But I have met a good friend that left but he gave me his email address via the private message.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
I hope you will know more good friends. You are one of my good friends in Mylot
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• United States
7 Nov 08
Yes, I have many good friends.You have to promise me, if you Ever leave My Lot that you send me , via a private message,your personal email so we can keep in touch. And I promise to do the same.
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
6 Nov 08
Oh no I do not think its a good suggestion,dear...........It will not be nice if mylot starts supplying email addresses of mylottians,without thier knowledge.....It will create mayhem as any body can get our email IDs and we will never be able to mylot ,let alone live in peace,especially the female population......Its best for each mylottian to get the email ID of his or her friend through PMs,after getting to know each other ,and after they reach their comfort level..So its best to start collecting the email Ids of your friends,by sending them PMs...Good luck,youless.....
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
I think many people concern about it and therefore Mylot doesn't show our email addresses here.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
7 Nov 08
Yes dear,and especially when mylot is even allowing us to use avatars to protect our real identity..........Its a big bad world outside dear,and we have to be careful with whom we interact....
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
I would love to know my friends e-mail addresses as well... with the same reason as yours. But I am not willing to give mine just to anybody else unless... they are my TRUSTED FRIENDS HERE like YOU!
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
I am glad to hear that
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
I am glad I made you happy in the smallest possible way I could
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
12 Nov 08
This is not a good idea my friend because people can use these email addresses to spam! And I certainly wouldn't be happy having my email on display so I could get bombarded with spam from people I don't know. Emails are private and in all honesty if someone wants others to know their email they should be asked first. That is what I do, if anyone wants my email address and they are my friends I will give it to them but NOT for anyone!
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Nov 08
It doesn't matter. As I am glad to have your email address so that it's OK that yours won't show here
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
That is a good idea. But I rather wanted it for request only. I mean, we can request for it and not really showing it in public. For privacy reason. It is my opinion only.
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Nov 08
I appreciate to your thoughtful opinion. It's better than mine.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
10 Nov 08
i think its not a good idea.because we still have respect some privacy even friends e mail.if you want you can ask their e mail add or message them.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Nov 08
I think so.
@sarazeng (221)
• China
10 Nov 08
Hi youless! Totally agree to it!!! But when we send private message to mylot member, will it auto send alert email to the member as well?
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Nov 08
But the member can turn of this feature and I am afraid they will not know that have a message to them in Mylot.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
7 Nov 08
I am ok if mylot allows us to share in PM as the email is gateway for all. And even any people can enroll us into any sites with our won email id as well. even in mylot there is no email id verification concept as well, so you may be pushed into unnecessary things if your id is open.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Nov 08
You are right.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
I think mylot should only show the email address with the consent of the member... i myself would not want the whole world to know my email address because there are a lot of spammers out there... so if you have a good friend here... i suggest you ask them for their email... just in case they become inactive for a long time...
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Nov 08
You are right. I hope I will have my good Mylot friends' email addresses before they leave here.
@23uday (2998)
• India
7 Nov 08
HI frends, Yes,I will agree that mylot shall show the email address of its members.I will shall only few frnds,i.e, to my close frnds only not all of my frnds Its a good earning site for every one who will do with interest.I will give email addrss to my close frnds.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Nov 08
Mylot is a good and honest site and this is why I like it.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I think the option should be given to everyone to choose to show their email address or not. Many might not want to and I usually don't give my email address out unless I know the person really well. I would rather be given the option to show it or not.
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
Being careful isn't bad.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I wouldn't want mine shown - anyone can then just join Mylot and have a HUGE MASSIVE emailing list! Can you imagen the spam and crap that we'd get? Not to mention the virus' and all that goes with it? Heavens, no, don't display email addresses. If you want to talk with someone, that is why they have the private message option. If you become friends with someone, then swap email addys, and if one leaves MyLot - make sure you get their email before they go or make sure you give it to those you want to have it before you leave. But just to make email addys blantantly available for anyone and everyone - - no, please no!
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
Now I understand why Mylot doesn't show our email addresses and therefore why there will be a PM feature.
• United States
6 Nov 08
I don't think they should show anyone's e-mail address unless the person wants them to. To me, an e-mail address is akin to a phone number. If I want people to see it, I would broadcast it, but if I don't I wouldn't. While you might have good intentions in your case, there are people out there who wouldn't hesitate to spam people's mailboxes so full that no one would be able to send a legitimate e-mail to that person.
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@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 08
You are right. It is possible that some people will misuse others' email addresses.