Frequently Asked Question

How do I minimize Spam emails?
Last Updated 2 years ago

The most important thing to avoid spam is to never publish your email in clear text. You can test this, Google your own email "yourname@countermail.com" or "youralias@yourdomain.com" if Google can find your email or alias then you will also get a lot of spam emails from spam robots that will index your email.

If you want to publish your email you have some alternatives:

- As an image, create an image that displays your email address

- Spambots are always searching for the "@" character, if they find it, your email will be caught, change the @ to another character, do not use common replacements like (a) or [a] or {a}, Spambots will recognize these and convert them. Here are some better alternatives: ©, (æ), (&) , (ø), [à], ® or Ø.

- Obfuscate your email text, some examples:

- With HTML codes: https://webmail.countermail.com/tools/tools.html#emailobfuscator at the bottom you have "Email obfuscator"

- With javascript: http://colddata.com/developers/online_tools/obfuscator.shtml#obfuscator_view

- If your page allows javascript, you can combine the methods get an almost "unbreakable" spam bot-protection.

If you have your own homepage, do not use the HTML feature "mailto:" because spam robot will read this and produce a lot of spam to you.

We recommend using our Secure Forms on your contact page, which is better for both security and spam protection:
https://countermail.com/?p=secure_forms

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