Msg#: 10923 posted 6:03 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)
How do I keep spam bots, email harvesters from harvesting email addresses in my PHP scripts. I have a contact form with a few email addresses that are only on that form yet I am getting spam email to these addresses even though others tell me harvesters can not look into scripts to get email addresses Pat
Msg#: 10923 posted 8:42 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)
Hi, 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.