Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

14 Apr 2004, 15:09 p.m.

Who lives in the username next door?

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2004 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Every week Salon Premium Help receives a few autoresponse emails of the type "this email address doesn't work anymore because I've changed it to avoid spam; here is the new address."

Everyone's in the witness protection program, hiding from the spam Mob.