Hide from the spiders

Date:20 August 2012 Tags:, ,

If you’re a regular Internet user, you should know about those digital nuisances called “spiders” – simple programs that crawl through the Web and collect e-mail addresses by searching for lines containing the “@” symbol; the addresses are then sold to spammers (and we really love them, don’t we?). To protect my own, very simple site from these pests, I provide my e-mail address in the form of a gif image that can be read by real people but not by programs with a dodgy agenda. -LOU STEPHENS, DURBAN