- Use a Formmailer with the email address hidden in the server script - If you can abandon the mailto-functionality use an image to just display the address (I guess it will take a while until a harvester patter recognizes/OCRs all images... :-) )
I added this little code to my page:
But I was still getting SPAM sent to email@example.com. After a while it dawned on me that they are not only harvesting email-addresses - they are also making them, by prefixing "webmaster", "sales" etc. to my domain name.
In witch case the mail address appears in the hidden form field [...]
nono, of course this way the harvester still gets the address. The idea is to "hardcode" the address into the form mailer processing script itself (some examples here [simplythebest.net...] If you are already running such a script, remove the hidden field and check the script for a line with the mail command containing the parameter "From:". You should find a variable with the value from your hidden field there. Just replace it with the real e-mail-address, so the client (browser/harvester) will never see it.