Everyone hates spam. So why are more and more local companies adopting this awful marketing technique? Ignorance, I suppose. But there are ways to fight back.
During a recent project, I stumbled across a dead-handy WordPress plugin that does exactly what its name suggests — obfuscates your email address.
Type your email address – firstname.lastname@example.org, for example — into any WordPress page, and the plugin will render the html as moc.erehwon@eno-on.
Spam-bots get nothing.
For more on the subject, check out A List Apart’s essay on Graceful Obfuscation.