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As for the e-mail hosting we can re-direct your e-mail to pop3-mailbox, external-collection-address, mailinglist or any combination of the three it can be subject to our spamfiltering policy or exempt from all filtering on a per user or per domain setting

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At some point I'll add a proper guide for webmasters here but in the interim. heres some basic advice

Hide all e-mail addresses from harvesters.

This is not an optional extra as publishing e-mails in a machine readable format is a violation of the terms of service

we may have one of the best anti-spam filters but their is no need to encorage more to be sent your/my direction

  1. add a file named .htaddress to the lowest directory in your site with the format, alias:email-address ensuring the first line is the webmasters {this is mandatory}
  2. Everywhere wher you might have used a mailto: link before use the link
    <a rel="nofollow" href="site-scripts/mailform.php?user=X">email person X</a>
    where X=0 for webmaster and 1 for the next etc., obviously if comming from a page outside your root deirectory it will need a ../ before it or ../../ sepending on how many directories you are up from the root
    or the other option is to use <a rel="nofollow" href="site-scripts/mailform.php">e-mail one of us</a>
    which wil give viewers a pull down list of the aliases to choose who to e-mail
  3. this will create a generic html form page for you when called you can view it as long as you have the .htaddress file created
  4. next and optionally you can create 2 files .htmailhead and .htmailtail containing the html for your sites personalised start and end of this form
  5. next and optionally you can add css styling elements {inline in the .htmailhead} or via a stylesheet {also referanced in .htmailhead} or if using the generic html pagein the default /style.css folder of your website
  6. All elements are stylable and each used a unique id prefixed fm_ so any can be styled as "hidden" say if you wish to hide the credits section
  7. For a good example of this all together you can look at the contact links on as they have used all these techniques to full advantage

stop harvesters reading your site

kill automated harvesters when they attempt to access your site by adding a hidden link to our spidertrap to your pages. this is a hidden link to either /formmail/ , /forum-post/ on your pages {prefferably first and last line of <body>.

In order to begin catching harvesters you should link as many of your existing pages as possible to the new honey pot page. Ideally, you should include links that harvesters can find, but humans are unlikely to visit.

To help you with that, here are several suggestions for links to your honey pot page that will catch many harvesters, but not seen by most human visitors to your site. You should include one or more of the lines of HTML like the examples below in as many of your actual pages as you can. You can mix and match different link formats on different pages in order to fool even clever harvesters.

Typically, our users insert one or more of the above lines of HTML somewhere on their existing web pages. Again, try different link formats on different pages to ensure you catch as many harvesters as possible. You're welcome to experiment with other ways of including links from your website's regular pages to our pidertrap page.

Last updated Jan. 2009 Alan Doherty