Well today as I was going home I got a strange email, in my private inbox (email associated with S.O.) asking me if I had solved a question on S.O. that I didn't ask. To be more precise I had given an answer.
and several other email related issues on S.O. I decided to let you all know about this because probably I am not the only one.
So the mail subject was:
Re: Deleted facebook account - Cannot access my apps?
which refers to this question
And the body (masked last name of sender):
Just wondering if you ever got this question answered. If not, maybe a brief chat with a html wizpert could help: link http://wizpert.com/htmlchat.
Good luck getting this resolved!
------------------------- Michael W%^%^GF Founder, CEO @ Wizpert
Now I know that my email address is not visible and I read about the MD5 regarding gravatar but I don't think this is the case. I thought about some methods and sure it's possible via metadata, github, etc for someone to get my mail, but I do not dare to think that this has reached an automated level, so that some service could easily get the email of S.O. members.
I didn't get annoyed by the message, since the CEO took the time to contact me :-p but someone else could get annoyed by these kinds of messages, since they come in the important inbox of gmail.
What is more strange is that Wizpert seems to be a nice site and also is active in the Careers 2.0 if I am not mistaken.
Another thing that crossed my mind is that since Wizpert needs unanswered questions to promote their services, possibly this is an action of Wizpert trying to attract people into their services.
Well that's it, I hope I did good to let you know (maybe I did't include the correct tags).