When you build a website, it is very important to make it easy for your clients to get in touch with you. They are either going to want to visit you, call you or they are going to want to fill out an on-line form. That can be achieved by doing a few things right and by avoiding a common mistake. Here are the three things you should do.
Do not publish any email addresses on your website. The Internet is crawling with bad guys that are looking for email addresses for spamming and for sending out Scareware and other bad things. Build a form. Build lots of forms and program the form to send the email. If you need help in getting specialized forms designed, let us know. We do the for free as part of our Internet Marketing Support to our clients.
You can also try obfuscating your email address. This free Email Address Obfuscator uses obfuscation to generate a “mailto:” link which will confuse naïve spambots, but will still work in standard browsers. This is not an ideal solution because some Spambots can decipher the obfuscation code. But it will work better than just displaying your unobfuscated email address(es).