Email Address Is Not for Harvesting

avoid spambots, email address protection

A client had requested to put their email online. I worried that the email address will soon be spammed.

Using image and text representation (like john[at]aaa.com) don’t seem like a good solution since the customers might not understand that they actually have to type in the email address instead of clicking.

After searching online I found How to Avoid Spambots on Project Honey Pot.

They offered many method, I ended up using the Advance Munging (ASCII coded email address) and the No-Email-Collection Meta Tag. This way their customers can click on the email link or copy/paste the address as usual.

For a personal site, I would have also put the Member of Project Honey Pot logo on the page where the email address is displayed.