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        02-10-2008, 09:39 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Question about my website...about email

    Hi
    I was wondering if you guys could help me. I've got a website and I want people to contact me about my goats, but...I don't want them to see my email. What should I do? Is there like a widget for this? Is the only way to contact me by seeing my email?
    I know that when you reply to a classified ad, they don't let you see their email. HELP!!!
    Thanks,
    Sarah
    Here's one of my kids. Her name's Rebellious Rose
         
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        02-10-2008, 09:49 PM
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    Started
    I have a website as well. All I did was creat a seperate email on Google. Hope this helps!
         
        02-11-2008, 12:32 AM
      #3
    tim
    Weanling
    Hmm, a friend of mine has a website where he receives his email's.

    The site is called silentoutpost so his email has '@silentoutpost.net' instead of '@aol.com' or '@yahoo.com' or whatever else people use.

    There is a part of his site where you just type in your subject, email address and message and click send so that it goes into his inbox without you ever needing to know his email.

    Is that what you're going for?
         
        02-11-2008, 02:44 AM
      #4
    Weanling
    Set up a hotmail account for the sole purpose of the website - then it doesnt matter if you get spam and weirdos as it is a dedicated email for that and not your personal home account. That is what I do for everything that I don't want to give my personal details to
         
        02-11-2008, 09:18 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BluMagic
    I have a website as well. All I did was creat a seperate email on Google. Hope this helps!
    Is it free to do this?
    -Sarah
    This is my other baby, Toby Keith.
         
        02-11-2008, 09:26 AM
      #6
    Super Moderator
    The best thing to do is to do as Tim's friend has and create what's called an "email form" which will allow your visitors to type their messages into a form on your website. We've done the same here with our Contact Us page. When visitors type their messages into your email form and send them, they are emailed to whichever email address you specify without having to share the email address with everyone.

    If you put an email address on a web page, you are inviting computer programs who roam the Internet looking for email addresses to add yours to their lists which they use to send spam. I can't tell you how many undesirable emails I got before I realized how to prevent spammers from getting my email address! Please pm me if you would like help setting up an email form. I would be happy to do it for you.

    Best,
    Mike :)
         
        02-11-2008, 09:28 AM
      #7
    Showing
    Yes, its free. I have several mailboxes on different sites google, hotmail and my regular ISP mail. We used to have a business that I used them on. That way you can keep your personal seperate from business. My ISP offers "Junk" email address I can use too, for those sites that want your address but you just know you are going to get spammed to death.
         
        02-11-2008, 10:31 AM
      #8
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Administrator
    The best thing to do is to do as Tim's friend has and create what's called an "email form" which will allow your visitors to type their messages into a form on your website. We've done the same here with our Contact Us page. When visitors type their messages into your email form and send them, they are emailed to whichever email address you specify without having to share the email address with everyone.

    If you put an email address on a web page, you are inviting computer programs who roam the Internet looking for email addresses to add yours to their lists which they use to send spam. I can't tell you how many undesirable emails I got before I realized how to prevent spammers from getting my email address! Please pm me if you would like help setting up an email form. I would be happy to do it for you.

    Best,
    Mike :)
    Yea, I do like the "contact us" page on here.
    -Sarah
         

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