Fighting spam

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 —  [email protected], for example — into any WordPress page, and the plugin will render the html as [email protected].

Spam-bots get nothing.

For more on the subject, check out A List Apart’s essay on Graceful Obfuscation.