If, like many webmasters, you get tons of unsolicited mail flooding your inbox, you most likely are the victim of an email extraction spider (spambot). These awful programs spread across the Internet, archiving any email addresses they find listed on websites for future spam delivery.
Almost every website has at least one contact address listed, so almost every website is vulnerable to this kind of hack-spam.
Consider this script:
var showlink = "Contact Us";
var showname = "yourname";
var showhost = "yourhost.com";
document.write("<a href=" + "mail" + "to:" + showname + "@" + showhost +
">" + showlink + "</a>")
While we're on the subject of special characters, look at the source code below. Looks like a bunch of garbage, right? Now place it into an HTML page and see what happens!
A little prevention goes a long way towards protecting your inbox from spam!
About the author:
Muhammad Bilal is a IT engineering student. He has been working with HTML,
Graphics, and client/Server scripting languages for quite some time.
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