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: feb02@yourdomain.com 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, apr01@yourdomain.com and you'd since deleted that forwarder and established feb02@yourdomain.com 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. nospam@notmydomain.com).