Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How to Make an Email Link

Camies's Kitties asked:

Skeezix,

We were wondering how we can put up a link with our e-mail address so people can e-mail us. We looked but didn't see it in the topics covered.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

This is eezy, but yoo mite not wunt to do it cuz it will jenerate spam. Spiders and bots crawl the innernet looking for emale adresses to harvist, and beefore yoo know it, yer male box will be full of viagra offers and reqwests to send munney to Nijeeria.

Heer is whut the link strukcher looks like:

<a href="mailto:camie@camieskitties.com">camie@camieskitties.com</a>

Yoo just replace it with yer emale adress.

But as I sed, this will make spam show up in yer male box.

There are forms and javascript yoo can use to make yer emale adress invizibul to the spiders and bots, but I'm not sertin thare 100% effektive (I'll look up one of thoze skripts and post it heer shortly.) I purrsunully think the safest thing to do is post a grafik with yer emale adress on it, and don't link it.... yer frends can still eezily find yer emale adress, but it's more safe frum spammers.

A reeminder, win yoo post an emale adress in text on yer blog, don't paste in the emale adress, insted use the following format:

myname AT mydomaine DOT com

2 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Why not a link that says Email or something innocent and the email address underneath. That's what we do.

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