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I want a website, but I don't want spam!
Question: If I start a web site, won't I get loads of spam?
Answer: Yes. But there are ways of cutting it down.
1. Hide your email address so it can't be "harvested" by spam robots. You can do this simply by replacing the @ symbol with the special Unicode symbol @ Browsers will display it as normal. Robots that search the web for e-mail addresses won't be able to recognise it as an e-mail address. Robots are getting more sophisticated - I "cloak" or hide my complete address on every web page. Email Scramble is an easy-to-use program that will produce the code for you, ready to paste into your web page. Read more details at http://www.firstwebbuilder.co.uk/info/escramble.html
2. Set up filters in your email program. I KNOW I don't want a mortgage or a new credit card, as well as less pleasant offerings, so I filter any messages containing those words straight into my Trash. Check your email program's help file for instructions on how to filter out messages that you know you don't want.
3. If you get persistent spam from one source, send a copy of the message to their email provider. Look at the "From" address, and note what comes
after the "@". If you address it to "abuse@" and the name you noted, with a short description of the problem, they may be able to close the account. But many spammers are using hidden and re- directed accounts, so that the account name which actually appears is nothing to do with them!
4. DON'T use your personal email address on your web site.If you have a domain name, or paid hosting, you're almost certain to get e-mail addresses in the package. If you use free hosting, many now provide an e-mail address to go with your web site. If not, sign up for a web-based mail address.
5. DON'T use the "Reply to this email to be removed" link in spam e-mail - all that does is tell them that your email address is real! You could try a "bounce" program that sends a false "bounce" (invalid email address) message - you'll find some at http://www.webattack.com
About the Author
Dianne Reuby is co-author of the e-book "First Website Builder". Dianne created and runs the First Web Builder site, dedicated to providing ebooks and tips for new webmasters. Visit FWB at http://firstwebbuilder.co.uk/ AOL