We take the problem email spam very seriously:
- Spam abuses the Internet’s role as a connected medium.
- Spam disrupts business.
- Spam can be malicious and harmful.
We have therefore setup your site in such a way to protect you from the common types of email spam.
How do spammers get your email address in the first place ?
There are two main ways that email spammers cane get your email address in the first place. You have control over one way and we have control over the other.
- The first way is by entering your email address onto forms in websites who then share your email address without you knowing. Once you get on this list it is sold from spammer to spammer and here is virtually nothing that you can do to get off this list.
- The second way is for spammers to send out automated internet programmes to visit your website and look for email addresses and forms that they can hijack and use.
How do you prevent spam ?
Please make sure when you enter your email address into a form on a website that the company is safe and that they will not share the email address with anyone else.
How do we prevent spam ?
When you enter your email into step1 of the reason8 website building system, we will display this email address automatically on your ‘Contact’ page. However to make sure that spammers cannot red this email address we break it up into lots of little pieces and then use a clever program (that you browser has inside) to put it all back together.
The result: it looks perfect to you and your customers, but the spammers will not recognise it as a harvestable email and will move on.
The other email feature that we give to you free in a neat little email form. This allows your clients to email you without the need for them to have an email client loaded onto their machine as we described in the Email section.
However spam robots recognise forms. They can hijack the forms entering content and links to bad places. To prevent the forms from being used, we add a ‘captcha’. This is an image that has letters embedded into an image. Only humans can read this as automated programs cannot read images.