This has been doing my head in for a while. I have always, asked of other webmasters, site guardians for reciprocal links, using my webmaster email address for which ever site i am building up links for, but i used my name for a site once and got immediate results.
So has anyone got it down cold, about whether the email@example.com should ask or firstname.lastname@example.org for the best results in obtaining quality links?
If you hand out your real address, you never know where it might end up. Create an alias, say email@example.com, and use that. set your e-mail client to send/recieve on it, and there you go! Also helps with keeping correspondence in order (providing you don't have so many aliases, you can't remember whos who)