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Re: OT -- Attention affiliate webmasters
Those bots will find addresses anywhere on your site if they are in
straight html, eg mailto:barry at someserver_org. The best way to circumvent
that is to encode the addresses. To the best of my knowledge, consulting
with professional web gurus, the bots are not yet intelligent enough to
recognize encoded addresses. All of the email addresses on the new AKA site
are encoded, or at least the @ is encoded. The @ character is the magic
identifier of an email address. The example above would be
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. The browser will decode that address. If
you are really paranoid you write it as "Contact Barry at barry at
someserver.org. Of course, that won't work as a link. The person has to
enter your address manually in their email message.
Any affiliate that want to update the info on the page that I have placed
for their club on the site can contact me about it. I put in what I had.
At 01:06 PM 3/17/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>I was looking around yesterday, and had the same problem as Chris in
>finding San Diego. I see Barry fixed it.
>What is more, I found a number of sites that provide no very obvious way
>to contact *anyone* in the club. That is sad.
>I suspect this may be caused by undue paranoia over spambots crawling the
>web and mining for firstword at secondword_domain type language. Don't use
>that as the contact, but use a standard HTML Mailto: link to the person's
>name or title. IDK of any current mining tools smart (or patient) enough
>to dig into subdirectories to get that e-mail addy, so your contact person
>shouldn't get any increase in the SPAM they already get. The spambots find
>plenty without needing to be slowed down, that way.
>LMK if you think I'm mistaken about this, but I don't perceive that our
>BAKA folks have been unduly SPAMMED because of the way I do it. Reg has
>questioned me on this, but he also is on all kinds of Usenet groups, etc.
>and that is where most of my problems seem to originate.
>Wright Huntley -- 209 521-0557 -- 731 Loletta Ave, Modesto CA 95351
>Tax season to-do list:
>1. Sharpen pencils.
>2. Mark calendar.
>Then attend WCW XII, on April 26th and 27th and unwind:
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Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
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