Can anyone recommend a good program to block spam emails to my site? (I'm thinking of something that puts your website email address into a code that spambots can't read but normal people can) Iknow you shouldn't add a link to click on for people to email you, but my site is mainly for young students and it is easier for them to do that than be forced to type out by hand the email. I've been getting some spam with variousnames @ mywebsite's domain address the last couple of days and I want to kill it dead. Thanks
Try hard coding the @ sign with @. If you're using an editor such as dreamweaver, you'll need to be in "code view".
The reason you still may be getting spam is due to the fact that the site has already been archived by the spambots. Also check the whole site to ensure the @ sign is not present anyhwere from previous or forgotten edits. When I first did this I was also having the same problem until I located a folder on the site that still had an email address on it using the @ sign. It will take a while for the spamming to decrease, but it will decrease.
Use a contact form instead. It places a reply form on your site so that when the person clicks on it they get a form to fill in giving their name email address and a short message. Will stop spiders from picking up your address as there is no email address to pick up. Also stops spammers in general as they would have to spam you manually every time and they would soon get fed up of that. click here