abyrne Posted March 9, 2006 Share Posted March 9, 2006 This is actually 2 issues (I didn't want to toss out 2 new posts- but if I've erred, just mention it and it won't happen again) 1. Currently my nonprofit's website has email addresses listed on it so users can email us by clicking on the link. I'm concerned this could be generating spam by webbots coming through the site and collecting those email addresses; however, I like that users are able to email directly from our site. If I use graphics so the bots won't pick up the email in the text, then I won't be able to have a mailto link for the same reason (the email address would be in the HTML). If I do something to prevent bots coming through the site, then search engines won't be able to find us. so, can anyone suggest a way to offer users a method of emailing from our site and still protect our email from bot collection? or should I not be concerned about spam coming from bot-collection anyway? 2. We use Yahoo Small Business email for our email. Yahoo allows a default address to be set up to send wayward emails coming to our domain. This has been useful since sometimes people misspell addresses and I can still delegate to the appropriate person, but it also means any email to our domain is accepted and spam has become a problem. I have read the article on not issuing delayed bouncebacks, but if I change the settings on our server so that wayward emails are not accepted, will that "shoot me in the foot" by revealing which emails are valid? (some of the same spam is sent to both valid addresses and invalid addresses) Thanks, Amanda Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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