- Remove mailto: links and even all email addresses from your website. Replace with a
contact form like this one:
contact Internet WorkShop
Note this particular form is database-driven so the email address does not even appear in a hidden tag
or anywhere in the source of the page. We can help you set up a form like this on your site.
- Set up a new email address that has never been advertised on any website. Use it as your back
address for emails, so replies will go there. You can also put it in an image and place the image on
your site. (or use two addresses, one for the image and one for your back address)
- Either put an autoreply on the old address directing people to the contact form, switch to a verifying delivery agent such as TMDA, or subscribe to a
service such as http://spamarrest.com. SpamArrest works by forcing new people emailing you to go to a
web page and read a word before their email can get thru. I don't recommend it for your primary email
address, but it is a good solution for an old address that gets tons of spam and a few real emails
every so often. TMDA is similar, but relies on an email instead of a web page and might be more easily circumvented by spammers. However, SpamArrest costs money while TMDA is free on our server.
- If using spamarrest, make sure your mail client is checking mail at the new address and the spamarrest one - most
modern email clients can check multiple addresses.
If you'd like our help implementing some or all of the above steps, contact us here