<a onmouseover='e="info"+String.fromCharCode(64)+ "micropledge.com"; this.href="mai"+"lto:"+e; this.firstChild.nodeValue=e;' href=''>Email us</a>
Try it: email microPledge.
It’s not particularly new or original, and it’s not fool-proof by any means, but the stats are good. After we implemented it at Brush Technology, we noticed a significant drop in spam volume. My brother Berwyn’s went down to 1/4 of what it was, and he says it’s still dropping. (I get a fair bit of spam from some unprotected addresses, though almost none from
All this says two (good) things to me:
- Current spambots are dumb.
- Spammers mainly spam addresses they’ve harvested recently.
I like users to see our address, so this code also sets the
nodeValue inside the anchor, but you could leave that out if you wanted. You’ll see in our sidebar email link we’ve set the
title to something useful. If you’re feeling friendly to keyboard users, I imagine you can set
11 June 2007 by Ben 6 comments