Stop spam and personal data capture

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Free email encoding for websites and blogs:

Any email address entered on this blog is converted automatically into a code designed to foil spam-bots.

This is done using the WP Email Encoder Bundle

It comes with the form below. You can use this to generate an encoded email address, eg. to embed in your own website or blog:


There are many free email encoders like this one on the internet.


Free personal url to hide your email:

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“Leaving your email as plain text in forums, on Twitter or on classified sites makes you an easy spam target: spam robots and email harvesters constantly browse these sites to collect new victim emails.”

This is my “scrimmed” email address for this website, if you would like to select it to see how it works: i…@s…

There might be other free services like – but I rather like ladybirds.

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Avoiding telephone nuisance-callers!

The phone rings for the fifth time time today . . .  and, yet again, the caller display says “Out of Area” . . . but might it, just for once, be a genuine call?

Not someone wanting to sell me loft insulation, help me to reclaim PPI or get compensation for the, “accident you had within the last year, according to our records”?

Not someone in China, who cares about me enough to want to help with the serious security problem they have identified on my Windows PC? (Gottamac acktually.)

Oh, what a surprise. It’s another “cold caller” interrupting me and . . . what exactly was I doing and thinking before they called?  Damn and blast their eyes!  The downside of working from home.

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