Introduction: Using Images in Email Addresses As Protection From Spammers
Suggestion for making email addresses harder to harvest off webpages, as a deterrent to spammers or spambots
Step 1: One Can Use an Image File Instead of the @company.TLD (TLD Is Com, Org, Net, Etc) Part of the Email Address on a Webpage. I Think Some Webdesigners Do This Already.
My suggestion: As many organizations use a name-surname or name.surname format in their email addresses, a spammer could just pick up a bunch of word-word or word.word combinations off the webpage, then append the @company.TLD part. Using an image file for the hyphen or the dot (.) will make the spammer's task harder, as the wordIMAGEword layout is harder to "harvest" as text.