Do you share your email id everywhere and wonder about 1000s of spam email you get? It is not necessary that you should have a blog or site. But anonymous sharing your email id like comments or blog or sharing your email id will lead to attract spammers. These bots are crawl web in search of private information like email ids, user location and used to share this information for unwanted promotional email. In this post we will try a simple idea to mask email id with reCaptcha to protect them from bots.
For example, you may reveal my email id by solving Captcha. Try the following links:
Interesting? Let’s start protecting our email id from bots. The method one is using the above service, which is free and reliable as it is provided by Google itself. Just follow these steps to make your email secure:
How to protect mail id:
To protect email id visit Google reCaptcha mailhide page and enter your email id then click “Protect it”.
On the next page we will see a window like below:
Google will generate two things. First, a url like I shared above and secondly an html code snippet. HTML code snippet is especially useful if you have access to html file like having a blog or forum. We can’t share html code everywhere.
You may also shorten the url using a service like bit.ly. Then it will be easy to remember. Additionally, this is not the thing you should use everywhere. It is sometimes annoying.
The alternate way:
Well there is an easy and alternate way, sharing image instead of text. Simple don’t share your email in text format, by typing email, instead use an image. This is because bots are pretty dumb in reading image, generally they look for text.
You may use Windows Paint to edit any image. Add your email id and save. That’s all.
With the above two methods you will definitely be able to reduce spam bot to read your email id and you will get less spams in your inbox.