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I have a problem here. If some one is asking me for my email id while commenting on a question. Am I supposed to do that?

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I am asked to provide my mail contact and can I give it in reply?

I refered some questions:

Can I give out my e-mail here? says I can do it by posting in my profile. But can I reply him here is my question. Is it against rules?

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I am asked to provide my mail contact and can i give it in reply?

You can give it if you are so inclined, but by no means you have to.

It's highly unorthodox to ask for someone's E-Mail address, and often it's to bug you for free one-on-one support. Which you are absolutely not obliged to give.

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i want 2 buy genuin hand bag plz give e mail so i can send offer – balpha Jul 5 '12 at 17:21
@balpha +1 for the laugh – baptme Jul 5 '12 at 17:31
And such comment doesn't seem very different from the original, @balpha. – Arjan Jul 5 '12 at 18:34
@balpha to be honest, I find it hard to tell whether you would be a trustworthy business partner for my beautiful, genuine discount handbags. Your use of txtspeak makes me think you could be a joker, or try to rip me off. Appearances are so important – Pëkka Jul 5 '12 at 18:39
@Arjan heh. Thanks for the heads up! But you have to give it to him that the glitzy Unicorn is kinda cool. – Pëkka Jul 8 '12 at 5:10

You have a link to your website on your profile

And on this page, An Email me Button, your Facebook and twitter...

He shouldn't even ask.

And I think you shoudn't give him.

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