to the Monikie, Scotland Website.
This page gives the reasons for
the decision of the administrator of this site to adopt a rather
unusual method of providing email details. Some readers
may disapprove of this system, as it inevitably takes a couple of
seconds longer to compose an email message. Regular correspondents may choose to put
the address in their email software "address
if you wish to return to my Email page now, . . OR
read on . . .
I've been using the Internet for over 14 years and put the email address for my previous
business site (with another ISP) - in
the "MAILTO:" style, which appeared on most webpages.
As the years went on it was obvious that certain people were
"trawling" the 'Net looking just for ANY email address
to add to lists which they would sell. Like me, you
probably do not like to have to sift through lots of "junk"
email before you get to the "real" messages. Now that I
have changed email address and ISP I decided that I was going to
try to stop all this "SPAM" (as you probably know such
"junk" mail is called) by trying out a new system. The
principle of making email addresses less 'obvious' on some websites
is one that seems to be on the increase - how often have you
searched several pages on a big company site trying to find an illusive email
address - so other folk are trying to prevent SPAM too. (TIP:- Try looking
at their HTML coding!)
You will have seen on some webpages that extra spaces have been introduced into the
email addresses shown. This method, I hope, will prevent the "email
trawlers" finding it, as it is hopefully not in a "machine
readable" format. Your browser and email software programs,
are, like mine, probably set-up to show a different text colour
for links of WEBSITE and EMAIL addresses because the software
recognises the format, viz. www.aaaa.com or email@example.com.
(Don't try these links - they're false !
! ! )
Because of the varied nature of
the pages on this site it would be particularly helpful if all
messages, including submissions for the Church magazine,
arrive here with the subject line clearly giving a full reference
to the individual, business or organisation represented by a page/pages
on this site. If the message does not directly relate to the site
but is of a general or personal nature please also put an entry
in the subject line.
I DO enjoy reading
genuine messages, including those from persons and businesses
which I have given my address to. Hopefully, email correspondents are not too inconvenienced by this procedure.
If you REALLY want to read MUCH more about the subject
in much greater detail please visit - http://savazzi.net/spam.html
where you can do so. There, you will also find a program which you can
download and which creates thousands upon thousands of bogus email addresses.
One can place these on YOUR website (if you have the space - and the
inclination!). This is one way of
getting back at "spammers" and makes the lists they collate and SELL
virtually worthless. You can also read how to REPORT SPAMMING and try to
stop the perpetrators. Remember to report SPAMMERS to YOUR I.S.P. (if you can
find the email address!)
CLICK HERE for email page
now, thank you.
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This page was updated - 09 December, 2014