Creating A site Free from Email Spam


Ever wondered how you end up getting spam through email addresses on your site?

It's not as yet a major problem, but it does happen...

Sometimes spider-harvesters (robots) find email addresses in html code. Using a form on your site allows you to change the email address periodically, i.e. this month it could be sent to: which using a forwarder established in your control panel, can then be sent to your usual email address.

By setting up the default email address to a non-existent address, any mail sent to an address where a forwarder had been changed, wouldn't reach you.

i.e. If someone sent an email to say, and you'd since deleted that forwarder and established then the email would be sent to the address established in the control panel email default setting. (You could set this to any unused address, i.e.