When the position of your website has improved you are
likely to receive an increased amount of spam email.
Although emailing and newsletters are effective way for internet
marketing, it should be always permission
based, and we are strongly opposed to mail emailing known as spam. The
following tips can help you minimize the amount of spam you receive.
Tips to stop spam:
There are two kinds of techniques to stop spam: One is using anti-spam
software to filter out spam, the other is minimizing the exposure of your email addresses.
Anti Spam Software:
A good anti spam software is essential, it will save you time and
frustration and considering how inexpensive it is to buy (typically $30)
it should be considered as a must have.
Choosing an anti spam software:
Firstly any anti spam software must be easy to use, it must handle
multiple email accounts individually , it must enable the user to create
their own blacklists, filters and friends. A good anti spam software
should block spam email at high rate while with virtually no false
For a list of spam software products we have tested, please
check our anti spam page. We also
recommend you purchase SpamWeed to
stop spam immediately, with its 30 day money guarantee, you will lose
Reducing the risk of getting spam:
Don't give out your email address, particularly a business email
address. If you want to take part in internet activities that require an
email address. Set up a temporary email address.
Never use catch all email accounts. A catch all email accounts sends
firstname.lastname@example.org to you.
Some spam emailers use computer programs to guess at email addresses. So
use unusual email addresses containing numbers and letters
Never reply to spam, if they have guessed your email, it confirms it
works and opens the door to more spam email.
Computer robots are used to harvest email addresses from web pages.
These robots read the HTML code of your pages and wherever they see an
email address or a mailto hyperlink, they record it. Companies then sell
millions of email addresses on CD ROMS. One way of avoiding this is
don't write any email addresses on your web pages and don't create email
hyperlinks. If you wish to display an email address, use private html
tag to separate your email address so that robots can't read it. For
example, replace the html code of your email address from
In this way the text appears the same as before, but becomes unreadable
Another way is
providing a form. But make sure the "send to" email address is not
contained in the page HTML, but in the form processing script.