Tuesday, September 26, 2006

blogging tip #49 (if there was such a list somewhere)

(and the long answer to a question I've been getting)

Putting a personal email link on a blog is not safe if you want to avoid mass loads of spam. However to minimize the risk, editing the email link so that only an actual person trying to use it will be able to see what it is supposed to be, (such as my link), helps circumvent programs that troll the web for email links to spam.

If you are annoyed when someone has a link for "myname at domain dot com," or as in my case, "reimerm3[at]cc[dot]wwu[dot[edu]," just remember that he's trying to be smarter than the machines.
<< Home 4 Comments:
Blogger Mike said...

Keep tying lest the world become like it was in the movie, I Robot.

7:23 PM, September 26, 2006  
Blogger Crystal said...

that you for that explination...so in otherwords I just need to remove the [dot] and put in an actual dot and it should work.

9:50 PM, September 26, 2006  
Blogger Ruth said...

Hmmm, good to know. Love the template, but that mountain is still looking a wee bit greyish :)

7:50 AM, September 28, 2006  
Blogger Gloria said...

I like your new blog template. Its kind of cool.

8:31 AM, September 28, 2006  

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