Posting your E-Mail address on public boards,Twitter,Facebook attracts spam bots and can lead to severe spamming on your Inbox.There are spam bots which scour the internet searching for E-Mail addresses and then add you to their Mass Mailing lists which will blast you with tons of Affiliate links,Advertisements and other uninteresting stuffs to spoil your day.
But we cannot live in fear of them and never share our E-Mail address – that doesn’t work 🙁 but yeah, you can prevent such occurrences by Obfuscating your E-Mail ID before sharing them on public locations which are visible to both Humans and Non-Humans.
What is Obfuscating?
Obfuscation (or beclouding) is the hiding of intended meaning in communication, making communication confusing, wilfully ambiguous, and harder to interpret.
In simple words you can say that obfuscating your E-Mail ID means sharing them in such a way that only humans can read them.
How to Obfuscate your E-Mail Address.
There is an excellent free online tool which will obfuscate your email address and provide you with a link to your E-Mail address which you can safely share on internet. The link upon clicking will reveal a one click captcha which can only be understood by humans and spam bots won’t be able to see or recognize it.
Step 1. Open Scrim online email obfuscation service. [LINK]
Step 2. Enter in your Email id in the Email field.
Step 3. You can choose a short link to your email that you can customize so you remember it and can easily share it whenever needed. So enter a custom URL or leave it blank to get a random one.
Step 4. Click on protect my email.
Step 5. You will get your customized or random URL to your protected E-Mail address on the next page, When you click on the URL you will be taken to a spam filter captcha which only humans can understand. So click on the correct image from the options to unlock your Email.
Now you can safely share your E-Mail ID to the public without worrying about bot spams. Remember it will only prevent you from automated spams.