How to Hide Your Email Link From Spam Bots

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If you are aware of cyber spiders, you hate spam, and want to find a way to keep evil spiders from dumping your email address into a database to be sold to dirty rotten spammers, then you need to know how to hide your email link from spam bots.

Mask Your Email Address

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Digital Colony - Free Mask Email Image Generator

Critical Mas - Explanation of Masking Email Address. See their Lab Demos.

Digital Colony informs the "good guys" how to hide from the "bad guys".

  • Hiding In Plain Sight
  • Method 1: ASCII
  • Method 2: Server-side Mail Forms
  • Method 3: Images
  • Method 4: Chopped Javascript


Small Web SolutionsSmall Web Solutions - A very good online tool. This utility converts your email address into a format that is more difficult for email robots and spiders to harvest from your site. This handy utility converts your email address from HTML into it's ASCII equivalent for you to use on your web pages.



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Free Email Address Obfuscator uses obfuscation to generate a "mailto:" link which will confuse naïve spambots, but will still work in standard browsers. It also generates an alternative version which requires a Spambot to execute JavaScript.


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FormMail is a powerful PHP script that Tectite provides free for anyone to use. A very advanced form processor with strong anti-spam features. You can choose to save money and do it yourself, they have very good instructions. Or you may choose to use their configuration wizard and save time.