Putting my email address on my site

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What is the best and safest way to put my email contact info on my site?
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Connor McCarra, Champion

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Hi Randy,

If you want to be super safe you could type out your email address in photoshop or something than save it as an image and use that. Though it might annoy users by not being allowed to copy it.

You could create a form with JotForm and put it on your site. This would allow users to contact you on the site quick and easy while not showing your actual email address.

Or do what I do, just put it on your site. I haven't recevied any spam because of it.

Connor
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I'm not sure if this is what I've seen in the past... but there's email captcha's out there strictly for email addresses I guess... when a link to an email is clicked, a captcha screen pops up... the email address isn't even revealed until the captcha has been properly typed.
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KanThaiDecor

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The link is right off the Carnegie Mellon University site where captcha was invented....They now have a few options for you to choose from.
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Randy

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Thanks!
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I love our Champs! Thanks guys for always helping out! :)
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KanThaiDecor

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Well I have to thank Peter for giving me that one...Pretty nice also of the people that invented captcha to still give it away for free.
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I don't understand how captcha's work because if you think about it... it's registered as an "image" correct? Therefore "computers" can't recognize which letters they are. But... computers can't automatically create "images" based on a particular perimeter (a to z and 0-9 for example) without other computers able to read it. Doesn't that mean EACH AND EVERY captcha that exists (probably ten trillion) would have to be manually created by a human?
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This explains it all. Interesting reading!
http://recaptcha.net/learnmore.html
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Hey Randy,

If you need a contact form, I would highly recommend Conners suggestion, and go for Jotform. You can incorporate capcha into it as well (standard).

If you have many email adresses (like I have for all my accommodation listings), then here is a javascript email riddler you could use:
http://www.dynamicdrive.com/emailridd...
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I just added a contact page to my site (www.mcran.com). Seems to work fine.