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    Does anyone know a code to prevent email harvesters from getting my email address and spamming me, sick and tired of this crap.

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    Are you talking about getting your email address from your site? If so i would use a contact form instead.

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    okay... thanks, I only have a contact form on my site. still getting spam... to much porn spam.

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    Jason, I had the same problems... until I used endoder...

    http://www.wbwip.com/wbw/emailencoder.html

    will encode your address... I would suggest using a new fresh address and encode it with the coder above....

    No more spam.

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    Replace the @ sign with & # 064;

    This of course will not stop the mail from those who have already harvested your email address.

    Omit the spaces between the & and # and 0

    All email addresses you post on a site should have the @ sign encoded. Such as: webmaster& # 064;blabla.com

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    That's a neat trick - I never thought of just encoding the '@'

    Does that work OK? I mean, any problems with having only 1 character encoded, the rest left normal

    Haven't the email harvesters figured out an easy way to grab your address with just the '@' changed.

    Also - I have a php contact form on my site - I was under the assumption this was safe - is there any way they can still get me!

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    Encoding the "@" used to work pretty well, but the Email Harvesters have caught on to this, and I'm now getting from addresses that have been encoded this way.

    I would guess you need to now take it a step further, and use special characters for everything after the "@" as well to avoid detection by the harvesters.

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    I know nothing about the php form but I think that should prevent harvesting. Encoding the @ has worked very well for me so far. The only email address that I get spam to is the one that was harvested before encoding.

    Gene
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