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In article <nf8cgv03r241bt0f1asdok5s6u9e0716eo4ax.com>, ChocoFlakes <chocoflakes.com> wrote: > I am new to constructing web pages and am trying to find the best way > to hide a contact email address on the web site so that spiders and > bots can't collect it for spam lists. I know there are several ways to > do this but am not sure which is best. Any suggestions? > > TIA what i've seen some people do is put the email address in a gif or other image, that way the bot has to do image recognition, beyond the capability of most (all?). hth, ...

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    Default Re: Best Way To Hide An Email Address On A Web Page From Web Spiders?

    In article <nf8cgv03r241bt0f1asdok5s6u9e0716eo4ax.com>, ChocoFlakes
    <chocoflakes.com> wrote:
    > I am new to constructing web pages and am trying to find the best way
    > to hide a contact email address on the web site so that spiders and
    > bots can't collect it for spam lists. I know there are several ways to
    > do this but am not sure which is best. Any suggestions?
    >
    > TIA
    what i've seen some people do is put the email address in a gif
    or other image, that way the bot has to do image recognition,
    beyond the capability of most (all?).

    hth,
    rob
    rob Guest

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    Default Re: Best Way To Hide An Email Address On A Web Page From Web Spiders?

    In article <rob-0707032153330001sf-du182.cybermesa.com>, [email]robhaptek.com[/email]
    says...
    > In article <nf8cgv03r241bt0f1asdok5s6u9e0716eo4ax.com>, ChocoFlakes
    > <chocoflakes.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I am new to constructing web pages and am trying to find the best way
    > > to hide a contact email address on the web site so that spiders and
    > > bots can't collect it for spam lists. I know there are several ways to
    > > do this but am not sure which is best. Any suggestions?
    > >
    > > TIA
    >
    > what i've seen some people do is put the email address in a gif
    > or other image, that way the bot has to do image recognition,
    > beyond the capability of most (all?).
    >
    > hth,
    > rob
    >
    This also puts it beyond the capability of visually impaired users who
    might access your sight. Not to mention all the die-hard lynx/links
    users! I remember reading an article about spam harvesting and the
    outcome was even the most basic munging seemed to defeat the harvesters.
    So I feel reasonably confident about posting james at weatherley dot net
    and not getting any more nonsense in by inbox than usual.

    I think a lot of spammers just tries random user names in front of a
    known domain. Think about all the brute force spams against hotmail.
    Similarly my work uses the form <3 letter name> at <my work> dot com and
    we see a fair bit of spam and I am certain that this is just brute force
    mailing.
    JamesW Guest

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