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SpamBots lifting my email address - any Cure? (3 posts)

  1. zali
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My blog sends me emails every time there is a post.
    But the spambots also manage to harvest that email address and I am deluged.
    Is there a way to encrypt the address in a way that will still enable me to receive my messages but will prevent the spambots from deciphering it?

  2. directorysieve
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You mean, every time a comment is posted, you get an email. But that email can not reach the spam bots, it will only be emailed to the admin...
    looking foreword to your reply with a little more detail,

  3. My blog sends me emails every time there is a post.

    That's good. If you haven't already done so, you might want to switch that to a blog only e-mail address and setup a mail rule for that sender only.

    Is there a way to encrypt the address in a way that will still enable me to receive my messages but will prevent the spambots from deciphering it?

    'Fraid not. The S in SMTP stands for Simple. If someone/thing is using your address as a sender e-mail you'll get deluged in non-delivery reports as well as replies and complaints.

    That's the reason I ended up moving my mail handling to Google. The spam filters blocks most of that cruft and I got worn down doing SPAM fighting.

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