Protecing My E-mail Address

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Someone, please tell me what I can do to protect my e-mail address from spamers, since I use Contact Form 7 on my blog for people to contact me. I don't want my e-mail address to get harvasted by spammers, is there something I could do that would help me accomplish my goal?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hlatky
    I have never received any spam while using Contact Form 7.

    Maybe I am just lucky, or maybe it has a very good spam protection built into it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Terrence Taitt
      I am refering to spammers harvesting the e-mail address through spam bots they use. How could I prevent my e-mail address from being picked up by these bots?
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  • Profile picture of the author Headfirst
    Originally Posted by Terrence Taitt View Post

    Someone, please tell me what I can do to protect my e-mail address from spamers, since I use Contact Form 7 on my blog for people to contact me. I don't want my e-mail address to get harvasted by spammers, is there something I could do that would help me accomplish my goal?
    Get a decent spam filter and deal with it. Its a fact of life online and taking steps to reduce your accessibility will only cost you money in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author pjCheviot
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    Originally Posted by Terrence Taitt View Post

    Someone, please tell me what I can do to protect my e-mail address from spamers, since I use Contact Form 7 on my blog for people to contact me. I don't want my e-mail address to get harvasted by spammers, is there something I could do that would help me accomplish my goal?
    Don't think Contact Form 7 shows YOUR email address anywhere for the bots to find?

    Maybe wrong - but I have installed it on many blogs without a problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author nikmios
      Originally Posted by pjCheviot View Post

      Don't think Contact Form 7 shows YOUR email address anywhere for the bots to find?Maybe wrong - but I have installed it on many blogs without a problem.
      used same filters
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      Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author Aj Wilson
    Use 2 gmail accounts... one for signing up for crap (and using in Contact Form 7),

    then create a gmail forwarder (in gmail settings) and forward your
    email to your personal gmail account.

    gmail will screen all the spam (in your crappy gmail account)
    and just send you "the good stuff" to your "protected" gmail account.

    I've set this up with everything I signup for ... multiple sites etc too, works great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mehak
    if you're using a service like hotmail they let you mark email as spam and will automatically send it to the spam folder. If you have gmail you can create filters so your email inbox is clean.

    Give it a try and see how it goes
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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    Try using Gmail and set up a filter that will send spam messages to your spam folder.
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  • Profile picture of the author pjCheviot
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    Is anyone reading the same question the OP poses in post #1 and #3 that I have - or am I missing something?
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  • Profile picture of the author mandark
    Options:

    1. Use a contact form instead of a contact link. Forms written in PHP, for example, make webscrapers miss the e-mail part. For this I recommend Bell (BellOnline - Free PHP form mailer script). Not my site or anything, just the one I use for all MY forms.

    2. See this article for some other ways (but don't forget to test them out.. sometimes they have some weird side effects when you try to copy-paste the emails out like a user would do): techblog.tilllate.com ยป Nine ways to obfuscate e-mail addresses compared
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