What should I do if I need to give an e-mail address but don’t want to disclose my private e-mail address?

Setting up a public address from one of the free e-mail services on the Internet such as Hotmail, Bigfoot, Iname, or Usa (just to name a few) for public posts is often the best way to go. These sites offer a fine service that includes many features (including filtering), ensuring that abuse of your private address is minimized or deferred altogether.