The modern one. Cheap, fast, hip… and therefore very popular amongst spammers :-(

Those damn bots which harvest the web for e-mail addresses are getting "better" and "better". It's not reliable anymore to

  • obfuscate adresses like "name [at] domain [dot] org",
  • embed a string like "NOSPAM",
  • or encode the text as unicode entities or url encode the link.

Two possibilities to protect the address are using a graphic instead of text and using a form with a server side program which actually sends the mail.

Here's the graphic: My given name, an @ sign, and the toplevel domain.

If you choose to type in the mail address into your favorite mail client please consider to encrypt the mail's text with GnuPG/PGP. My public key can be found below.


In times where nearly every authority worldwide wants to read your mails it's a good idea to put a digital envelope around the electronic postcards we are used to call e-mail. A good, strong and freely available encryption is provided by the GNU Privacy Guard (compatible with PGP).

You can get my public key from this page (see below) or from a keyserver.

The ID


The Fingerprint

3A9E AFE2 E506 1C00 A431 D6FC 0352 8F3A 0423 C655

The Key

Here used to be the key in plain text form but is has grown to large to present it on a web page. Too many signatures and an embedded picture. So please donwload the key from one of the keyservers.

Instant Messaging

The direct one. I've started with ICQ but switched to Jabber as preferred chat protocol. I like Jabber very much because it's independend from a big company and one single server farm. More so since both AIM and ICQ are owned by AOL now.

Protocol Name
ICQ #42981394
AOL Instant Messenger Marrin666