Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Protecting Your Email from Spam

Bloggers and website owners use many different tricks to curtail having their contact information harvested by spam bots while still making it easily available to humans. Spam bots are a spin-off of the same sort of automated programs used by search engines, which are called spiders because they crawl the Web gathering information about site pages. The spiders collect data primarily from meta tags in the page’s code. These include the description and keywords meta tags. Spam bots, on the other hand, look through the page’s code in search of terms like “mailto” or the “@” symbol. These are dead giveaways that an email address is contained in that part of the code.

Find out how you can foil the spam bots from getting your email address. Read the full article Protecting Your Email from Spam on the Resources page.


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