Use this tool to avoid having address harvesting bots find your email address on web sites where you have access to the HTML code.
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Link Text: Enter the text you want to the mailto: link to display. You can also use an HTML image tag if you want the link to be an image.
Subject: The text entered in this field will be used to automatically fill in the subject on the users' email client when the link is clicked.
CSS Style for Link: This field should contain only the value of the style tag for the link. For example to make the text bold and red you would enter 'font-weight:bold;color:#f00;'. If you are not familiar with CSS or 'Link Text' is an HTML image tag do not use this field.
The Internet is full of links and by following these links bots can load millions of web pages and scan them for things that make text look like email addresses such as the '@' symbol and periods (a.k.a 'dots').
More advanced bots might also look for things like the words 'at' and 'dot' or long strings of html entities.
The email addresses that can be found in the HTML of publicly available web sites are a major source of new email addresses for spam campaigns.
They are easy to collect, very likely to be working and can also be mined for keywords like 'dental' or 'computer' and sorted into targeted lists.