Back around 2000, I purchased my first domain name. I set up a new email address quickly. I QUICKLY made a fatal mistake. I listed that email address in plain text on the webpage. And in the entire years pursuing, my website became somewhat popular within its market actually. This was great for me, but harmful to my email. Because the more popular your site is, the more likely it is to get gathered for email addresses.
I didn’t realize at the time how email harvesters work. All day long to them Spammers have programs that just surf the web. These programs visit a page, follow all the links off that page, and then repeat the process on the next page. While they’re reading in a full page, they’re also saving off all the e-mail addresses for spammers to use. And I acquired spam definitely. Not much at first, a day maybe one spam email. But as time passes, the spam developed and built up.
Finally, five years after I’d purchased the website and create that main email, A week I had been getting hundreds of spam email messages. I got fed up with it. Fortunately, I had fashioned (and also have) the abilities to custom program an internet form that visitors to my site could complete.
That form would then send me a contact. The e-mail address would never be noticeable in the HTML that the site site visitors (including email harvesters) could see. However, my email address there is already out. It had been way, way past due for the too. So I made a difficult decision. I erased that email account.
Not immediately, mind you. I create my new main email, and emailed everyone in my own contact list to let them know about my new email address. I checked both email messages for a couple of months. Whenever one would come in on my old account, I let them know about my new email. Then, finally, I deleted the old email like amputating a disease-ridden limb. Ever since I developed that form, I have also been offering it as a choice to my clients on the site. I share with them the storyplot I just distributed to you, and they tend to opt for that form, versus putting their email address on the webpage.
However, I recently came across articles by an writer whose work I respect and revel in, and I’ve mentioned him in several of my entries. His name is Scott Ginsberg, and he’s the nationwide expert on approachability. An article was written by him on how to make your website more approachable. Don’t have one particular stupid forms that says “we’ll try to address all entries and make contact with you.” Forms suck. Ouch. Scott, an author I (and many others across the world) reputed as an specialist in approachability, had said that people hated my forms just.
And guess what happens? It is probably true. This is one case where what’s best for me and what is best for potential clients of mine is directly at odds. To them, a very important thing would be to see my email on my site, even if I also experienced an application. Scott pegged it when he said people hate those “E MAIL US” forms.
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However, like many out there, I’m sure you wheel of the unlimited amounts of spam you obtain. And Scott told me that he gets plenty of spam later. Understandable, and it strengthened my own experience merely. So the decision is up to you ultimately. Personally, I still try to make my website as approachable as possible by listing my cell and office phone numbers, as well as my mailing address. But after receiving hundreds of spam emails a week, I just can’t bring myself to list my email on there.
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