A reader, well actually he probably isn't, writes:
From: "japan-best.com webmaster" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2012 22:27:24 +0900
Subject: Inclusion in one of your articles
I am Marc with japan-best.com
i read your article here
and would like the possibility of include my site in it.
I have also took note of yOur paypal adress :-)
You can check us here :
I am looking forward to hearing from you and discuss that further
Have a great day
Marc, buddy, your Spam-O-Matic might need a little recalibration, there.
My contact-and-donation pages may score surprisingly high for various panhandling Google searches, but that doesn't mean it'd be a good place for you to advertise your site full of allegedly Japanese merchandise.
At first glance, Japan-Best looks like a valid online store, but the more things I click on, the more I think it may actually be a 100%-machine-built lazy-dropshipper paradise. Or, conceivably, just a fancy way of stealing credit card numbers.
Between eBay and legit dealers like HobbyLink Japan, I don't think there's much reason for anybody to buy stuff from weird machine-made sites like Japan-Best. But I'm sure a little PayPal baksheesh to get some crafty links inserted in random high-PageRanked Web pages will turn that right around for you, Marc!
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:30:50 +0900
From: "japan-best.com " <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: remove private infos
Say what you want about the website.
but remove the email adress from the article, you have no right to do that.
So apparently the postmaster@domain address is sooper sekrit private information now. I learn something every day!
This on top of the strangely popular idea among Internet ne'er-do-wells - which is the only reason I'm bothering to add this update to the post - that there's something confidential about e-mail you send to strangers.
It might be polite to not publish the reply address as well as the rest of an unsolicited commercial e-mail from a stranger, but "rights" don't come into it. Well, unless there's some nutty Net-privacy law where the complainant and/or "culprit" live that forbids disclosing such information without consent.
Failing that, there is no more reasonable expectation of privacy of your return address when you send an e-mail to a stranger than there is of your phone number if you telephone a stranger who has Caller ID. People you annoy on the Internet have no legal obligation to keep your identity secret.
And if your address is one of the standard addresses you should expect to find on any mail server...
So I reckon I'll leave it as it is, Marc. Your move, genius.