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Second, I have a hyperlink on a period at the bottom of each page. That goes to an active server page that generates hundreds of random false email addresses. None of them work. Well, actually a few of them work. They send mail to postmaster@localhost. So I make the spammers waste tons of time sending mail that bounces, plus they might spam their own postmaster. If I'm lucky they'll get kicked off the system.
I can't claim originality of the idea. I stole it from [rectaltronics.com ]. (I love that domain name, the site is pretty cool, too!) There are several other versions that are linked from there for different web servers.
Has anyone tried js to set the recipient address on an online form?
So, instead of using something like this:
You just use this:
<a href="& # 1 0 9 ; & # 9 7 ; & # 1 0 5 ; & # 1 0 8 ; & # 1 1 6 ; & # 1 11 ; & #5 8 ; & # 1 0 9 ; & # 1 2 1 ; & # 6 4 ; & # 1 0 1 ; & # 1 0 9 ; & # 9 7 ; & # 1 0 5 ; & # 10 8 ; & # 46 ; & # 9 9 ; & # 1 1 1 ; & # 1 0 9 ; " > & # 1 0 9 ; & # 1 2 1 ; & # 6 4; & # 1 0 1 ; & # 1 0 9 ; & # 9 7 ; & # 1 0 5 ; & # 1 0 8 ; & # 4 6 ; & # 9 9 ; & # 1 1 1 ; & # 1 0 9 ;</a>
I had to add spaces between the above code because these forums were translating the ISO Latin-1 characters as plain text. Not even the code tag helped...
Browsers read it the same as plain text HTML, but it wouldn't be picked up by harvesters.
I have long decided to not try and outsmart the email harvesters. So I dont bother with emails on my website.
But for mailing lists and websites that require email to enter their sites I doo one thing.
Since I administer my mail server I can make as many aliases as I want. I started a year ago creating a serialized email to use at these sites. f.i. firstname.lastname@example.org for amazon, email@example.com for yahoo groups, etc... All are aliases for my real email that is firstname.lastname@example.org
Then when I get a spam through one of them I send a heated abusive letter to the company that got that email. (Knowing that I only used that email there). And normally I do a whois tracert and CC (so the site admins can see the CC) to the abuse@ their ISP/network providers.
Usually works like a charm. Caught quite a few sites that have "lent" my email address without asking me.