Viagra without a prescription, Rolex watches for absurdly low prices – such offers or similar ones end up in every electronic inbox sooner or later. The sinister figures sending out spam e-mails are searching the internet for e-mail addresses with spambots. The search is easy – the bots recognize e-mail addresses by the @ sign.
Here are two tips on how to effectively protect your website from spambots:
- Do not publish your e-mail address anywhere on your website – not even when replacing @ with ‘at’. Bots are stupid, but still smart enough to recognize an e-mail address.
- Replace all e-mail addresses with a contact form. If you built your site with SITES, this is very simple and 100 percent secure.
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