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Protect your email address from email Tracking applications - through reCAPTCHA

Monday, September 21, 2009
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If your Email ID is visible for every one in the Internet, then it will be a big spam hole to your Inbox: You have a greater possibility to get the spam mails. If you are running any web pages, some times you wish to give the contact Email ID to the readers. Some automatic Email tracking application easily get your Email IDs and send some spam mails to your inbox. How can we resolve this problem.

Some web sites, they put there Email IDs in the image format. So the Email Tracking applications fail to find those Email ids, because they don't use the proper OCR processing to find out from the images. Another way is using reCAPTCHA.

What is reCAPTCHA? It is a free CAPTCHA service, and reCAPTCHA improves the process of digitizing books by sending words that cannot be read by computers to the Web in the form of CAPTCHAs for humans to decipher. More specifically, each word that cannot be read correctly by OCR is placed on an image and used as a CAPTCHA. This is possible because most OCR programs alert you when a word cannot be read correctly.

Now we are going to use this reCAPTCHA Mailhide service to display our Email IDs in the web pages. How its work..? Its protect your inbox by asking people to solve a reCAPTCHA before they can view your email address.
Give your email ID in reCAPTCHA Mailhide service, and genetare the code to hide your Email id in your web sites. It will give some HTML codes to paste on a web site to display your email address like this: When clicking on "..." the user must solve a reCAPTCHA before they can see your email address. Thorough this we can protect our self from the spam hole.

Note : What is CAPTCHA?
CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer.

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