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January 22, 2003 9:18 AM

For what it's worth, here are some ways to attempt to stop bots from harvesting your email address from your website...
  1. SpamStopper is a web designer's utility that will help keep email address harvesting spambots from grabbing email addresses from your website(s). No, I'm not joking - this actually works!
  2. Convert your email address to a graphic, automagically (but exclude the blind from reading those email addresses in the process, so try the other idea first).
  3. Botbomb tries to come up with ways to help you out too, but they are controversial (eg, seeding bad addresses).
Also for what it's worth, I encode email addresses on this website using hex codes. It's not that hard to change your bot to work around that though, so it's a token gesture. I'll likely remove the email requirement when posting comments in the next rev of this site (coming soon). URLs are better anyway.