I can assure you that we absolutely did not, would not and would never sell the email addresses that users use to sign up for our discussion board.
that we have linked from every one of our pages, but it is illegal for us to do so without the permission of the email address owner.
However, if you choose not to hide your email address in your profile (go to Edit Profile
to hide it), it is possible for someone to see your email address and potentially (but illegally) use it for spam purposes. Remember that if you choose to hide your email address, people can still get a hold of you through our private messaging system without seeing your email address.
We do not allow viewing of email addresses when using the user list feature to avoid mass harvesting of discussion board email addresses. I guess if somebody was very patient they could view each of our over 15,000 profiles and pull each email address (that isn't hidden) from them individually.