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Anti-Spam Techniques In PHP, Part 1


This article discussed a few ways to protect email addresses that are displayed on your website from spammers and email address harvesters.

Hopefully these simple anti-spam techniques make it much harder for email addresses to be stolen and misused.

All of these techniques have their own advantages and disadvantages, it all comes down to what you feel is most appropriate for what you are presenting.

I guess the best suggestion is to create a separate email account if you need to publish an address on the web. Nearly all email clients or webmail clients such as Microsoft’s Outlook and Hotmail, Thunderbird and Yahoo! mail provide spam protection and spam filters, so combining these with the techniques on this article will hopefully minimize received spam.

The next articles in this series will discuss preventing spam on your web site, such as from blog spammers. Stay tuned!

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