Following the last RTG event for the extended Library IT Family, I removed the web form in my Library Directory listing and substituted it with my full e-mail address. Three and a half weeks later, the experiment has concluded. Do the web forms protect us from spam?
In the full 3 and a half weeks so far that I have been listed on the Library Directory, I received one piece of junk mail that CITES Spam Control did not catch. I cannot conclude whether this message resulted from being listed in the directory or not and 1 message in this time frame is about par for the course of what I was receiving before the change.
Are we hampering communication for a non-existent boogie man? Has the time come to move from web forms back to listing e-mail addresses? Is a service like Scr.im a safety measure without the limits we should consider or perhaps an in-house version?