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Old 5th February 2010, 02:19 AM   #1
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I get a lot of spam recently and I think is from my contact page... how do I encode my email address so that It won't be picked up by spam bots?

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Old 5th February 2010, 08:57 AM   #2
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There are a few previous threads here about this, so you may find it helpful to search the forum also.

One option is to add a captcha to your web form. There are a few free services available for this.

www.recaptcha.net
www.formarmor.com
www.freecontactform.com

Personally, I've changed to programming my sites so the contact forms go to a database and I manage them from an admin page versus putting email addresses out there. If spam becomes a problem on my forms, then I usually custom program something in that will throw off the the bot programs (i.e. bots cant set cookies). You can reduce/eliminate the bot spam, but the occasional person submitting junk through will still occur.

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Old 5th February 2010, 10:45 AM   #3
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Thanks, I already found www.formsway.com , so I placed a contact form instead... My email address is not visible anywhere now, so zero spam

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