From what I can tell, there’s a
weblog-combing robot working its way through the blogosphere, collecting
publicly-available e-mail addresses, and then sending spam and / or suspicious
attachments to other bloggers. I’ve gotten two e-mails from people about this
during my week- long absence.
To prevent this from happening to publicly available e-mail addresses such as
in weblogs do the following.
Replace your current mailto: line with the
document.write("<a href='mailto:" + "som" +
"eone@som" + "ething.com'><b>E-Mail
used in this example is firstname.lastname@example.org and using the
document.write command it is broken up into pieces so that any weblog-combing
web-bot won’t recognize it as an email address.
I have updated this code since people have had probems. Placement of
quotes and single quotes is important.