Spam Proof Your Website
You realize that it's important for visitors to your Website to be able to contact you by Email, and you want to provide easy Email access for customers and potential customers. Somehow though, you need to protect yourself from a ton of unwanted junk mail (Spam) arriving in your inbox. With a little forethought you can minimize your vulnerability.
There are people who compile Email addresses just for the purposes of selling them to spammers. It's hard to control Spam when this happens. To fight back against Spam, the first step is finding out how the spammers got your Email address in the first place.
A wise Internet marketer uses a Website host provider that allows unlimited Email addresses or aliases. An alias refers to an alternate email address that forwards email to your real address. When you use an alias, you're 'real' Email address doesn't have to be generally available and susceptible to Spam. If you have several employees in your company, you will need multiple aliases.
You have to provide a contact Email address
when you register your domain name. If you use your real
Email address, then it's readily available to everyone,
and that means the spammers too. When you set up your domain,
use a portable Email address, for example Hotmail. If you
have multiple domains, you should use an alias (email@example.com)
on your primary domain for all registrations . This allows
your email software to filter and save any legitimate Emails
that come to the alias from your registrar's domain.
If you want to avoid being the victim of spammers, always think about where and how your Email address is broadcast and consider if you are making it easy to be a victim of unwanted junk mail.
Scott F. Geld is the Director of Marketing
for MarketingBlaster.com, a company providing targeted traffic