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Spam-Proof Your Email Address
January 24, 2005
Spam is annoying. Really annoying. What is especially annoying is when you post your email address on your web site and those spammers send their bots to automatically glean your site and scrape all those addresses into their ever-growing databases. We all hate it. What I see more and more often these days is people posting little work-arounds like “myname att challies dott com”. That is not terribly effective. Plus, ideally, we’d like people to be able to just click on the link and have Outlook or another mail program open up.
[Update: I don’t use this method anymore. For more on it and alternatives read Nine ways to obfuscate e-mail addresses compared.]