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SpamBots lifting my email address – any Cure?

  • 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?

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  • directorysieve
    Member

    @directorysieve

    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,

    Jan Dembowski
    Volunteer Mod. & Brute Squad

    @jdembowski

    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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