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From: "Jennifer McKemie" <>
Subject: [FreeHelp] RE: encoded email
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 20:37:29 -0400
So, in other words, even if I use an image and make it "clickable", so long
as I have the "Sendto:" tags, I'm susceptible to being harvested? Doesn't
what I wrote just sound awful?? :) But is that right? So what, then, is an
easy way of allowing access to your email, but avoiding the automated
----- Original Message -----
From: "Forrest G. Plumstead" <>
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Belated Thanks and New Question
> Just so that people understand the difference. An encoded e-mail address
> is one you can not click on. If you go to any GEDCOM on World Connect
> and try to click on the e-mail you will not get your e-mail program.
> That's because each letter is an image which is placed on the page with a
> <.img src= tag.
> Now it will not happen to everybody, but Spammers are mean, vicious, evil
> people who will stop at nothing to garner e-mail address for their spam.
> They send out bots from site to site, page to page, and look for sendto:
> tags then harvest the address. If they don't know the gender of the
> person that's ok too. I not only receive 5 emails a day telling me that
> 73% of all women agree bigger is better, and how to order Viagra without
> prescription, but I regularly get spam offering Breast Enhancement. Talk
> about equality! Anyway it becomes a never-ending battle.
> Happy Hunting!
> ><>Forrest Plumstead<>< San Antonio, TX, USA
> Family Web Page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~fplum/
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> On Fri, 6 Jun 2003 18:52:35 EDT writes:
> In a message dated 06/06/2003 5:13:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> New Question: Recently someone mentioned encoding email addresses to
> prevent them from being harvested. Could someone elaborate on this? I
> have indeed noticed a dramatic increase in junk mail since having the
> web page, but I feel that I must have my email available for
> Nice webpage Looks good. Just want to let you know that I have not had
> any problems with spam in my email. Therefore I don't think it is the
> emailaddress on your page.
> Good luck Anke.
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