ohh, interesting. i think all my accounts are set up on fake email addresses. i should probably change that... :O
its not that hard for them to tell, you can't tell if people ignore it but you can tell if the account gets closed - email addresses that cannot be delivered are stored for a period of time, say 5 days, and then returned to sender. WIS tells you every time its recruiting and other useless crap (hence my use of fake email addresses), so after a few months worth bounce, they probably have a trigger to force you to update. or something to that effect.
while on the topic of messed up ****, has anyone else had problems with their post box not loading, so that you cannot type into it? it happens to me like 50% of the time, just started a couple weeks ago. ill view a thread, go to post, and i cant - and i have to reload once or twice and then it works. this used to be my primary computer and is again, it just was out of commission for a couple months during the move in which my tv monitor mysteriously stopped working. so im pretty sure its not my computer, i posted... uh... somewhere from a thousand to 6.8 million times, using this computer in the past :) until just recently i never had a problem. so im wondering, has anyone else noticed anything?