address munging
pp. Altering your return email address in an effort to thwart companies and individuals who send out unsolicited commercial email (spam).

Example Citation:
"Spammers generally use programs that search for e-mail addresses in Usenet postings and other areas of the Net. If you post on Usenet regularly, consider altering your 'return' e-mail address, which appears in the 'from' section of your posting. This process is known as munging, and you can get a how-to by pointing your Web browser to"
—Tim Blangger, "X-Rated E-mail: Web Pornography a Money-Making Nuisance," The Morning Call (Allentown)

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