Re: Hate mail anyone?

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Thu May 24 2001 - 09:42:48 MDT


>I'm also a lot more afraid of someone
>threatening someone and attempting to carry it out.

To be on the quasi-safe side anyway, I suggest removing home address/phone
from Web pages, if you haven't, already.

I realized how vulnerable I was, a couple years ago when a German
forrester wanted my help with a wavelets project, he went to my
Web pages and retrieved my home address and showed up on my doorstep. I
was away in the U.S. at the time. I came back two weeks later to a letter
in my mailbox, which my landlords said he wrote with their help (he told
them he was a friend of mine). Annoying. I don't think he was a threat,
but I lived at that time in a house that wasn't marked with numbers and
in a very remote and tiny village, 10km from Heidelberg, so I know that
he went to a lot of trouble to locate me. Since that time, I don't
have home numbers at my Web pages.

Ever since I moved here, I've wanted to have a non-Institute
contact address, for consulting work, but services like
"Mailboxes Etc." don't exist in this country (Germany). If any Germans
here have a suggestion for mailboxes to rent, I'd be interested to
know about it.


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