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Spam Proof Your Web Site from Evolt.org    Using Javascript to Create E-Mail Links
Free E-Mail Address Encoder    Using Graphic Images Instead of E-Mail Links
Character Entities to Encode E-Mail Links
   Wpoison:  Free Tool Tricks Spammers!

Spam Proof Your E-Mail Address on Web Sites!
Learn how to protect your e-mail address from web spider programs.

Spam Proofing Your Web Site from Evolt.org
http://evolt.org/article/Spam_Proofing_Your_Website/20/41849/

Using JavaScript to Create E-Mail Links!
The clickable links below were created without the use of "mailto" links. By using Java-
Script to "hide" the links, you stop web spiders from harvesting your e-mail address.
E-Mail Link Created from JavaScript Code
Sample 1:  
<script language=javascript>
<!--
var username = "username";
var hostname = "yourdomain.com";
var linktext = "Click Here To Send Me Email";
document.write("<a href=" + "mail" + "to:" + username +
"@" + hostname + ">" + linktext + "</a>")
//-->
</script>
E-Mail Link Created from JavaScript Code
Sample 2:  
<script language=javascript>
<!--
var username = "username";
var hostname = "yourdomain.com";
var linktext = username + "@" + hostname;
document.write("<a href=" + "mail" + "to:" + username +
"@" + hostname + ">" + linktext + "</a>")
//-->
</script>

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Free E-Mail Address Encoder from Automaticlabs.com
http://hivelogic.com/enkoder   •   http://hivelogic.com/enkoder/form

Posting your email address on a website is a sure-fire way to get an Inbox full of unsolicited email advertisements. The Enkoder protects email addresses by converting them into encrypted JavaScript code, hiding them from email-harvesting robots while revealing them to real people.

There are two versions of the Enkoder, available:  For users of all platforms, the Enkoder Form is available online, 24 hours a day, for free. For users of Mac OS X 10.2 or newer, you may also download the Enkoder desktop application. It has all of the same features as the Enkoder Form, but runs locally on your very own Mac.

This tool is only useful for protecting an email address on a web page you've designed in HTML. It cannot be used when sending email or when posting your address into a web form, or adding your comments to a forum.

Here are 2 examples of my E-Mail Address, which were encoded by this web site.
Each E-Mail Address was encoded using a slightly different method. See site for details.
      

 

Using Graphic Images Instead of E-Mail Links
Another way to stop web spiders from harvesting your e-mail address is to simply use graphic images instead of E-Mail links. Human eyes can read the text, but web spiders cannot. You give up the convenience of clickable links and force people to type the e-mail address by hand! But since the web spiders can't read graphic images, this method protects you from potential spammers.

Send E-Mail to Deena Alansky:

Send E-Mail to Deena Alansky!

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Using Character Entities to Encode E-Mail Links
http://www.wbwip.com/wbw/emailencoder.html

This web site has a form that will allow you to encode your e-mail address through the use of Character Entities, transforming your ascii email address into its equivalent decimal entity. Simply enter your regular e-mail address in the first text box, click the encode button, and then highlight and copy the resulting code produced in the second text box.

The encoded e-mail address can be read and translated back into its original ascii text by almost any web browser without any further action on your part. Just replace all instances of your e-mail address on your pages with the code, and you won't have to worry about spam lists.

deena@deenasportfolio.com

This method, however, is not foolproof. I found this web site, which suggests that with just a few lines of code, the web spiders can harvest the addresses created with the character entities. So, using JavaScript or Graphic Images seems to be the best bet these days. I was previously using the character entities for my web sites, but I will now be adopting the JavaScript approach.

www.webdevelopersnotes.com/tips/html/35.php3

 

Wpoison:  Trick Spammers into Harvesting Fake E-Mail!
www.monkeys.com/wpoison/

Wpoison is a free tool that can be used to help reduce the problem of bulk junk e-mail on the Internet in general, and at sites using Wpoison in particular. The basic idea behind Wpoison is to trap unwary and badly engineered address harvesting web crawlers, and to fool them into adding enormous quantities of completely bogus e-mail addresses to the E-mail address data bases of the spammers, thus polluting those data bases so badly that they become essentially useless, thereby putting the spammers who are using them out of business, or at least shutting them down for a time and causing them some major headaches while they try to clean up the messes in their now-heavily-polluted e-mail address data bases.

 

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Spam Proof Your Web Site from Evolt.org    Using Javascript to Create E-Mail Links
Free E-Mail Address Encoder    Using Graphic Images Instead of E-Mail Links
Character Entities to Encode E-Mail Links
   Wpoison:  Free Tool Tricks Spammers!

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