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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2007-10-16, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Protecting my email address from spambots.


I know that one of the main things in trying to avoid spam (although, I've had my email addy long enough that I get close to 200 SPAM's a day) is to not post it online.....

However, I've got a photography website, and I am thinking about going more aggressive in getting some gigs. (as in posting my email) I've got a page written up here (part html converted by MS word - sorry, was on my work computer) and I've posted it here:

I've got my email as a clickable link at the bottom, but used to try to defeat the spambots.....

How effective is this? I can't see my rogers address in the HTML, but wonder how it works against today's spambots.


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 2007-10-17, 06:11 PM
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The most dangerous thing you can do is give your e-mail address to friends. They keep it on their computers, get infected by a virus that raids their address book, and voila!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2007-10-17, 06:35 PM
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I can see your rogers email addie in that link. I don't know a lot about spambots. Do they only scan the source html? I imagine they could attempt to follow links (mailto and dump the output into another parser.
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