Email address on web site

  RussG 21:08 20 Mar 2005

I am putting together a simple web site for my son's band. I want to add a contact email address but am a bit concerned about inviting spam. Can anyone advise the best method.

  Talented Monkey 21:45 20 Mar 2005

most effective way is to create a graphic image. nothing fancy needed, you can even use Paint.

  genuinefake 22:35 20 Mar 2005

..or instead of using the '@'sign use (at)that way it won't be picked up by robots trawling for an email...

(i think!)

  Forum Editor 00:36 21 Mar 2005

and you'll be safe enough. By all means create graphics of the address if you wish, but I find that it's usually enough to put the address in plain text. If your design software creates a hyperlink automatically just select the address and, when it's highlighted, right-click and select 'remove link'.

Otherwise you can use the obfuscator link that fourm member provides, although you should be aware that quite a few spambots can decipher the obfuscated address.

  RussG 19:11 21 Mar 2005

Thanks for the replies. I made the mistake once (in my innocence) of putting my email up and have paid for it ever since. Like the obfuscated address idea but as its not 100% I'll probably go with the graphic. Problem is spam has won out again.

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