Ever suddenly received emails asking you if you would like to "enlarge your manhood" and "tips on pleasing women"?
Before you accuse your girlfriend or wife of anything consider this: Even if you're very careful about which website you give your email address to your own website may be at risk of being crawled by a spambot (a spider looking for email addresses). If you advertise your email address on your website one of these spambots can pick it up and add it to a spam email list.
What can you do to protect it?
Use a script that disguises the address but displays it perfectly on-screen. Place the following on your web-pages wherever an email address is listed:
replace "emailaddress" with your own (typically "info") and replace "yourdomain.com" with your domain name.
Test it and you'll see the address appear properly.
TIP: Never use the "unsubscribe" option on any of these spam emails - it just confirms your email address is a valid one!