How to protect your e-mail address from spammers and scammers

If you are running a website or blog, you may wondering why you are getting a lot of spam mails especially you have included your e-mail address on the pages.

There are many spambots running around the Internet to collect all possible and valid e-mail addresses. Spambots harvest e-mail addresses in order to build mailing lists for sending unsolicited e-mail, also known as spam. It's not suprise if your pages has been crawled by them.

Since these spambots are not actually humans, an easiest way to prevent them from reading your important message is using JavaScript. A very short and simple JavaScript can do the task.

Code:

<script type="text/javascript">
	document.write('support' + '@' + 'img4me' + '.com');
</script>

Result:

 

Don't get too happy yet. This method is totally relies on JavaScript. Real visitors without JavaScript will not able to see your message. It's time to make use of IMG4Me text to image service. Generate your message from http://img4me.com and use the following code.

Code:

<noscript>
	<img src="http://img4me.com/bnYTLk.png" border="0" align="absMiddle" />
</noscript>

Result:

 

Combines both methods will give you a simple solution to fight spam. Good luck!