Spam Warning

E-mail addresses provided on this writer's site are intended for individual use (such as a researcher wanting to ask me a question on my research or a University at Albany student wanting to ask me about a course I am teaching or plan to teach) in connection with the university's academic mission. These e-mail addresses are not intended for large unsolicited mass mailings (e.g. "spam") in areas not connected with my role at the university. Furthermore, messages such as "spam" sent to me may be subject to laws of New York State and the United States of America as well as other jurisdictions. I make no guarantee as to my location where I am reading e-mail as that does vary from time to time. Messages that appear to violate applicable laws or appropriate use of the Internet may be reported to law enforcement authorities or to computer security personnel, and penalties may be imposed when appropriate under these (or other) laws. Since I am not a lawyer and laws change, I can not detail all possible violations. If you plan to send such a message where you are unsure of its legality, you should consult first with your lawyer. The maintainer of this site assumes no responsibility for any omissions of your lawyer. Also the maintainer of this site assumes no responsibility for your lawyer's bill for such consultations.

I am very unlikely to buy material as a result of spam sent to me.

If in spite of this, you wish to get e-mail addresses from this site (or you are a Web crawler seeking e-mail addresses) to use for spam, consider these possible e-mail addresses (which may or may not be fake and may or may not represent real organizations or the organizations claimed in the links): an FBI address, an organization wanting to tax spam, an IRS address to audit spammers, a Customs address to deal with Customs duties for international spammers, a New York state police tip line, a possible Mafia address, or the Devil so that you can sell your soul. You have the right to remain silent and need not use these e-mail addresses. The maintainer of this site assumes no responsibility for the consequences of your using these e-mail addresses including the use against you of information you send. The maintainer of this site also assumes no responsibility for any response or lack of response to messages sent to these addresses.

This warning is individually written, does not necessarily represent the views of the writer's employer, and may omit important policies of the writer's employer concerning spam. Some aspects of this warning may not be serious while other aspects may be serious.