2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 5, 2008 1:20 AM by Nick_L_W

    Can Flash stop Spam Spiders stealing our email addresses?

    Nick_L_W
      I understand that spammers are using spiders to search the internet to gather email addresses from websites so they can bombard us with junk. I've also heard that there are ways to fool these spiders so that they don't recognise the email addresses as such. I've seen a site callled:
      http://www.netmechanic.com/news/vol4/design_no21.htm
      which offers a solution - but only for html sites.

      On the other hand, I've heard that the possibility of tricking these spiders is an urban myth.

      My question is, are Flash based websites immune from these spiders? After all we're always hearing how Googlebots have difficulty penetrating Flash sites.

      or if Flash is not immune, are there any ways we can protect our sites from these pests?