apckrfan: unashamedly a hopeless fangirl! (apckrfan) wrote,
apckrfan: unashamedly a hopeless fangirl!

Email on websites question

For years, I've had an email form in lieu of an actual live link for people to contact me via my website. I've never, ever had a problem receiving spam using this format. Until recently. The last month or so, there's been a steady trickle of spam through the form, but it was always one here and another there. This morning I came home from work to over 100 of them. Fortunately, Outlook grouped them all together so I was able to delete them quickly and without issue. Ten more have come in just in the last 45 minutes, so I took the form offline completely.

My question is for those who have websites, what is the best way you've found to allow people to contact you yet being able to avoid spam. Prior to the form I had a live link that had spaces in my email address that someone would have to delete in order to email me. apckrfan AT gmail DOT com type of a deal, I can't remember if I had much problem with spam that way. I just remember the form being an easier option (and I get an IP address submitted to me with the form).

I suppose I could link someone here to LJ, but there must be a way to do it.

Any ideas from website owners?
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