Email addresses on JPG to foil spam bots

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Martin, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. Martin

    Martin Guest


    I'm going to publish my web site in the near future, and I'm very much
    concerned about not receiving spam. Like so many others, I detest it with a

    I don't know how to use java scripts to prevent spam bots from copying my
    site's email addresses. I was thinking that, as an alternative, I would use
    what so many domain registrars are doing to prevent automated access to
    their WHOIS; that is, they have a JPG on which characters are present that
    they claim are unreadable by machines.

    I would like to create a JPG on which my domain's email addresses are
    evident to people but not readable by machines. I don't have access to a
    digital camera so, if one is needed, that option is out.

    If anyone can direct me to a software or to an online service to create such
    a JPG, I would be most appreciative. If there are other ways to prevent
    spam or minimize it to a trickle, please let me know. BTW, my hosting
    company does not provide an anti-spam filter.

    If it's pertinent, I have Office XP. Does it contain an application that
    would produce a JPG?

    Thank you very much in advance!

    Martin, Sep 24, 2003
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    Boomer Guest

    Why can't you do that with MS Paint?

    Open up a pic of your choice with a graphics editor, like MS Paint,
    and type in the address on the picture.
    Boomer, Sep 24, 2003
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  3. Martin

    Mash Guest

    Here is an example of a script that will prevent spambots from harvesting
    e-mail addresses. The example e-mail address I used is Place the script in the BODY section of your HTML

    <p>Send your comments and questions to

    <script language=javascript>


    var contact = "our webmaster"

    var email = "webmaster"

    var emailHost = ""

    document.write("<a href=" + "mail" + "to:" + email + "@" + emailHost+ ">"
    + contact + "</a>" + ".")



    Mash, Sep 24, 2003
  4. Martin

    -= Hawk =- Guest

    Knock your socks off:
    -= Hawk =-, Sep 24, 2003
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    Mara Guest

    Mara, Sep 24, 2003
  6. Open up Paint under your accessories folder. Click on the letter tool,
    change the default font to Arial or Times or whatever you choose and
    type out your email address on the drawing. Click on "File" and then
    "Save as" and name the file and choose the .jpg format. Put it in a
    folder you can easily find. You'll get the hang of it. Use more advanced
    image editing programs for more advanced options.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Sep 24, 2003
  7. On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 01:55:58 -0400, you [ ] wrote...
    If you don't want to install programs like Fireworks, Photoshop, can
    use text editor and some screen capture program, like HoverSnap (freeware,
    small, no install).
    Write down your address, choss desirable font and capture region.
, Sep 24, 2003
  8. Martin

    Boomer Guest

    Boomer, Sep 24, 2003
  9. Martin

    Martin Guest

    Thank you all for your suggestions! I now have a number of options that I
    can use to prevent spam.

    Martin, Sep 25, 2003
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