The bane of all business owners is Spam. We can waste so much time filtering and dealing with it, even with all the great tools out there.
How did they get your email address to start with?
Spam bots and email scrapers!
I see web masters place and display an email address on a web page.It’s a short cut because –
- Makes their job simpler.
- In their zest to “knock out” websites.
- Easy for the web visitor to contact you.
But guess what?
It costs YOU!
Sooner or later the spam bots will get it, then that email address is burned, only forever.
(Put your web developer in a headlock if they’ve done this to you)
What can you do about it? Nothing, it’s burned. Get a new email account.
What’s the better solution? A spam free contact page that has a code to protect it against spam bots, something that us humans have to fill out.
It’s a better, smarter and more professional way to go anyway. Clients love it, most contact forms have a drop down selection of reasons for contacting you, this simplifies the enquiry process. Some have a cc option too which can be useful.
Anyway,l was just doing some reviews for prospects and it never seems to amaze me, here we are in 2011 and this bad web practice still goes on.
Seriously, slap your web master, they’re costing you time and money! Does my head in!