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Friday, August 18, 2006

Email Riddler - Encrypt your e-mail

Email Riddler is a nifty little tool that enables you to encrypt your e-mail address so you can display it safely on your site and not get nobbled by the spammers and crawlers out there.

Although many of us put our e-mail address on our sites in this format "myname AT yahoo DOT com", I came across this article on the Blogger Forum which reported that there are spam programmes which are able to read email addresses and substitute the 'AT' and 'DOT' characters for the relevant '@' and '.'

Click on this link to Email Riddler which will take you to a screen like the one above. Then you can encrypt your e-mail in three easy steps:

1) enter your email address

2) add text or image that you want displayed

3) click on the 'Encrypt Email' button and voila. This will generate the necessary script which you then copy and paste into your site.

You don't even have to register or open an account.

It's worth taking a look at the whole article as it explains the techno stuff behind this. I'm going to encrypt my email and add it to the blog to see what happens.

I'll let you know how it goes....Bernie

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