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Keeping your Email Address Away from Spammers

There are many ways that spammers use to acquire email addresses. Some set up fake websites that request emails, and say they’ll give you a 1337″ flat screen TV if you do. Others buy the addresses or hack databases for them, etc.

Some have bots that search the internet for email addresses. The bots search a web pages code for “*@*.com” for example (where * = any amount of characters.) Some bots also search for “mailto:*@*.com” which is the HTML code that you would use to allow a user to click on the link to email you.

Is there a solution? Yes there is! You can replace the certain characters that the bots search for with their html entity code.

For example:

“m” translates into “m”

Phoenix Development put together a little form that will automatically turn your email address into unrecognizable gibberish, that will be translated fine by an Internet Browser.

Email Encoder

-“Spammers are annoying”
-Ashton Sanders

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