Your Email Address From Spammers
Doug Turner, Esq.
An Observer Guest Columnist
Listing your email address in your website
is a great idea. You want your email address prominently
displayed so that clients, prospective clients and website
visitors have an easy way to contact you. However, the
advent of Spam makes this a little more complicated.
Today, programs known as spam bots or spiders roam the
information superhighway, randomly searching for email
addresses posted on websites. Your websites - and your
email addresses - are prime targets.
The result? You wade through hundreds of junk mail
daily. Potentially millions of dollars worth of productivity
is sacrificed as you delete the rubbish in your inbox.
Each day, you wince as screaming banners tell you to
enlarge certain body parts, become filthy rich before
your next cup of coffee or buy cheap medication concocted
in somebody's kitchen. Worse, the occasional Spam generated
by a virus penetrates your inbox and kills your operation
for a day or two.
It is annoying, yes. You have as much right to complain
as the guy who is roused from bed at 6 on a Sunday morning
by a salesman. Getting junk mail is just as infuriating.
It is the same concept of privacy invasion. Even worse,
it is a serious obstacle to your productivity.
And Spam spiders are the main culprits.
However, advancements in technology have turned the
fight against Spam bots in your favor. It is now possible
to cloak email addresses such that the email address
is still visible to website visitors yet invisible to
Douglas A. Turner, is founder and CEO
of Evergreen Management Group, Inc., a global web technology
organization headquartered in Golden, Colorado. Besides
designing web sites, Evergreen Management Group provides
cost effective marketing and administrative support
services to small and medium size businesses in the
United States. For more information on Evergreen Management
Group, visit www.emgtgroup.com.
For more information on Douglas Turner's law practice,