2

Do I have to worry about my email address being picked up by bots when it is in the documentation of code that is in a public repository like GitHub?

3

Go to Github, select any project at random, and start clicking links until you get to a source file that is displayed directly in the browser.

Conclusion: it is possible for your email address in a source file posted to Github to be picked up by a bot. Whether it's likely or not is another story.

Note that the authors of jQuery UI are not squeamish about putting their email addresses up on Github.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.