Is there a trick to giving out your email address that will allow you to avoid spam? I have seen people writing "at" instead of "@" and "dot" instead of "." - but this is not exactly user friendly. When you advertise your services on your web site, you want people to contact you. You want to make this process as easy and pleasant for your potential customers as possible. But how do we go about this when spam is an issue?
You can use a graphic for teh address, you can try using html entities instead of plain test in the links (though that doesn't work as well anymore), you can do the mailing by script (various languages) or via a form on the webpage (also use the email address graphic so they can use their own mail client if they want to. Put a small notice that this is done to limit SPAM. I think most would be understanding about it.
Thank you, those are good ideas. I didn't know forms would counter spam (since I guess at some point an email address is involved). Now, I've never written the code for a form. Is there a standard form available somewhere which I might use? What I need is a no-frills layout: name / email address / phone / subject / message.
Thanks a lot!