Originally Posted by C2 RIBS
Ok I have now been using Captcha for over a week on my contacts page but I am still getting 50-60 spam mails each day. What do I do next to eliminate this curse?
are they still coming through your contacts page?
Edit - just checked your website... ...you have an info@... address on there with simply a Mailto: link. This is bad! Spammers harvest email addresses (its all automated) from websites with them listed like this. The bad news is that the info@.... address will now be on dozens of spam lists and so no matter what you do now its going to keep getting crap at least for a year or two!
First of all - does anyone legit use info@.... or do they all use e.g. C2ribs@.... if info@ is only used for web enquiries I would close that mail address down, and use something like enquiries@ or webinfo@ instead. Take the link off the contacts page (and anywhere else). Don't put the new one on like that. If you really want a real email address rather than just a form then check with whichever content management system you have if they have an email cloaking module you can turn on. It won't be perfect but it will help.
Beware when signing up for pages which advertise your business - many will simply include mailto: links with no cloaking for you.
If you NEED to keep info@ live - then it will be harder... and you need to get some serious spam filtering software to help.