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I'm trying to trouble shoot this for a friend. On his site his contact info has his email address written out. Basically it's "myfriendsname@mail.com" He gets hundreds of spam emails from it. How are you supposed to put in email on a site and block spambots?

BTW, I'm currently using DW to modify sites, if that's necessary info.

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any easy way (but confuses some folks who want to email you) is:

myfriendsname[at]mail[dot]com

or

myfriendsname @ mail . com

or

myfriendsname at mail dot com

People would just need to figure out how to manually type in the email address in the correct manner
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I use a javascript on my site. It confuses a fair amount of spambots:
Code:
<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'>
<!--
var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to';
var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '=';
var addy = 'email' + '@' + 'domain-name.com';
document.write( '<a ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy + '\'>' + addy + '</a>' );
//-->
</script>
replace "email" and "domain-name.com" with the relevant parts for your email address

I used to use a picture file of my email address - that was the ultimate, but this method seems to work well enough when combined with some decent antispam server side apps & mailing list rules in mail.app
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If you do a Google search you will get tons of scripts. It all depends what you want to use, what you feel comfortable with and/or what your server can handle. Scripts come in all flavors; PHP, Javascript, etc.

I use a neat little application called ENKODER which you can find here

http://www.automaticlabs.com/products/enkoder/

Very simple, very straightforward, easy to use and most importantly, it works with spam :-)

HTH

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use an image. I wrote out my email address, took a snapshot of it, and used the image in my about page. bots cant read it.

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Try this:
http://www.wbwip.com/wbw/emailencoder.html
It will turn all the characters in to HTML entities (see the page for what that means if you don't know. It explains it perfectly.)
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