Anti-Spam Two Step for Webmasters

Written by Thomas Benton

If your email address is on a website that's been online for a while you're being blasted with unsolicited email (SPAM). You can delete it or you can eliminate much of it in two simple steps.

Step 1: Scramble Your Email Address

It isn't human visitors to your site that are causingrepparttar problem. It's website spidering SPAMBOTS. These spambots go out onrepparttar 132740 web and harvest any email address they can find. These harvested email addresses are then sold by unscrupulous *spam pushers*.

Your goal is to hide your email address fromrepparttar 132741 spambots, but still display it for your website visitors to see. Ifrepparttar 132742 spambot doesn't recogize your scrambled code as an email address it won't harvest it.

Searchrepparttar 132743 web for scripts that will scramble your email address. You will find many free scripts and some that you can purchase. Some are simple and easy to install. Others can be a little more complicated.

The one that I like is called EScrambler. It is a free script developed by You can visit their site and copyrepparttar 132744 source code (permission given onrepparttar 132745 site). Or, go to

This simple script generates a javascript that scrambles your email address. Just copyrepparttar 132746 script and paste it in your HTML instead ofrepparttar 132747 normal Your email address is displayed properly for visitors to see, andrepparttar 132748 HTML looks like anything but an email address.

An example of ** in escrambled form:

Step 2: Send Spam to Your Auto-Delete Account

New Spam Prevention Product that Works!

Written by Lee Traupel

Businesses and consumers are drowning in a never-ending deluge of Spam (junk mail) – according to reports just released by Quris, Inc. Spam has increased 450% from June of 2001 to now. Furthermore, 70% of respondents indicated they are receiving so much e-mail inrepparttar form of Spam that it’s negating their acceptance and responsiveness to legitimate opt-in e-mail messages (permission based). The average business user is forced to spend 20-30 minutes a day wading through Spam clogged e-mail in-boxes trying to separate legitimate e-mail from repparttar 132738 junk in order to deleterepparttar 132739 latter.

Many companies have tried to offer Spam solutions that are based primarily on filtering technology. But, most of these products and services have not worked well in practice –repparttar 132740 ingenious spammers have learned work arounds by constantly changing their fake e-mail addresses and text to avoidrepparttar 132741 blocking filters. It’s been a war of attrition to date andrepparttar 132742 spammers have been wining so far!

I am pleased to report that one company has developed an elegant but simple solution that has blocked 100% ofrepparttar 132743 Spam that was sent to me during a test period of five days. The company is DigiPortal Software, Inc. and their Spam killer application is called ChoiceMail. It works extremely well, is easy to setup and only costs $29.95 (introductory price) and they even offer a fourteen-day trial period for no charge to test driverepparttar 132744 product. And,repparttar 132745 solution runs on your desktop and does not necessitate your working with a third party server and doesn’t require any service charges. Most importantly, it puts repparttar 132746 burden of proof onrepparttar 132747 Spammers, forcing them to have your permission to contact you.

Here is how DigiPortal’s clever solution and software work: You download or purchaserepparttar 132748 software and install it on your PC (sorry PC version only right now) and setup your approval list by exporting your address book. From that point forward ChoiceMail automatically assumes all inbound e-mail is Spam and it blocks any e-mail that is not on an approved list that you have created.

Ifrepparttar 132749 e-mail sender is on your approved list it makes it through to your inbox; if not, then ChoiceMail blocksrepparttar 132750 mail ifrepparttar 132751 address and adds it to a rejection list and sendsrepparttar 132752 sender a notification that your on a “permission network” and that he/she has to clickthrough to a web site and send you a message by filling out a form that automatically forwardsrepparttar 132753 person’s message to you, so you can elect to receive or not.

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