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Is a publicly posted OpenID the same as email? Can I use it for contacting that individual?

For example, an openID that looks like this (I made some changes for security reasons)
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closed as off topic by soandos, avirk, Canadian Luke, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Nifle Jun 17 '12 at 8:11

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Short answer is no. The link that you have may or may not be able to be translated back into an e-mail address.

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