We have been notified that spam was sent to the public email addresses from the forum member list this afternoon. In your member profile there is an option to allow your email address to be shown to the public. We converted this status from the old forums so that it was the same as the setting in the previous forum. Due to this incident we have marked all email addresses to private. If you would like to make your email address public you will need to log into your profile and change the setting.
I would advise leaving your email setting as not public and use the private message feature if you would like to contact other forum members or would like them to be able to contact you. Sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused.