| 6:04 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)|
they can't look into scripts as the source is never served to the browser/bot.
they can only read them if they are in the html source
| 6:07 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)|
thanks, so that means I will have to try to figure out how thses email addresses are being harvested
| 6:10 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)|
look for email adresses in mailto links or just statically on any html pages
I usually convert these to ascii or use images. Though really, give them a contact form and never display email addresses at all.
| 8:42 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I agree with Jatar_K and since implementing that approach have cut down spam by 99%. I reckon fixing the problem with visible email addresses on my site was one of the best changes I made ot the site - it saves so much time not dealing with the spam.
A tiny amount of spam occasionally slips through. I think the bots must automatically fill in my contact form and then harvest the email address from the email reply sent by by form. It is quite rare though and I made that email address one only used for autoreplies saying "thanks for contacting me..." so if spam becomes a problem I'll just change that email address.
| 8:53 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)|
also remember that accounts like
plus generic names
are often hit just by random emailers, they didn't get it from somewhere, they just use a list of the most common geberic accounts and names
| 2:26 am on Nov 27, 2005 (gmt 0)|
| 2:37 am on Nov 27, 2005 (gmt 0)|
You aren't using a form with action="mailto:email@example.com"?
| 3:14 am on Nov 27, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I think it was hit on the head with addressed like jim bob john all my emails are buried in pjp contact scripts.