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    i would advise everybody against posting their email address in full because of internet web email harvesters , they will fill you mailbox with spam , use this format which they cannot pick up .

    yourname at gmail dot com

    hope to save you all some spam

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    Re: Email address advice

    That is a great point...

    What about this...

    Write the word Email, then highlight the word and click the little globe icon with the infinity symbol under it, it will open a hyperlink, put your email address in there, such as...

    mailto:cp6169@hotmail.com

    I do this alot, is that good enough?

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    Re: Email address advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cp6169
    That is a great point...

    What about this...

    Write the word Email, then highlight the word and click the little globe icon with the infinity symbol under it, it will open a hyperlink, put your email address in there, such as...

    mailto:cp6169@hotmail.com

    I do this alot, is that good enough?
    sorry but im not sure on that because if you click on your link the mail will get to you , can the web spiders tell the difference i am not sure , so i do it the other way , but your way may be ok but ??????

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    Re: Email address advice

    Quote Originally Posted by antx16
    i would advise everybody against posting their email address in full because of internet web email harvesters , they will fill you mailbox with spam , use this format which they cannot pick up .

    yourname at gmail dot com

    hope to save you all some spam
    Definately great advice! I have a couple email addys that I don't get any spam in because I've only given the addy to friends/family and posted it in that exact manner.
    Thanks for the tip again.

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    Re: Email address advice

    The spiders that craw the web looking for email addresses to spam actually search through the html of the page, so even if you put a mailto link, your email address is still in the html. It's suggested to type your email using like [at] in place of the @ symbol and [dot] in place of the . , but even then... the crawlers are getting smarter at getting them this way.
    Last edited by nik0; 03-25-2007 at 12:07 AM.

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