do I need to enter my email address? . . . . I get enough spam!
Your privacy is important to us; we will "never" rent,
sell, or share your email with any 3rd parties in any way, for
Your email is needed to validate the user registering (this helps
to discourage fraudulent sign ups which diminishes system resources),
we need to send you a verification code to the email address you
provide. After you register you will be able to enter the secure
portion of our site using a unique user ID and password created
At Fanciersplus we put a emphasis on spam prevention
We hate spam just as much as you do. If you provide a web address,
there is no requirement to display your email address unless you
choose this option.
Did you know spammers invest in software (spambots) to harvest
email addresses online. They scour the Internet in search of email
addresses taking them off of unsuspecting sites, even off your
own website. Where ever you place your email, e.g., posted in
forums, guestbooks, chat rooms, newsgroups, cat lists, signing
up for contests, counters/guestbooks for your site or even sending
or receiving e-cards at some popular greeting cards sites, your
email address could be collected.
At Fanciersplus we want to be able to make your email available
to legitimate cat inquirers who wish to contact you but yet NOT
easily accessible for spambots. So all email address are encrypted
but still clickable for easy access by visitors.
Helpful spam prevention tips
Spammers send billions of email messages in the hope that a fraction
of a percent of recipients will visit their site or buy their
product. Never respond to spam in any way!. . . replying to complain
or even to unsubscribe by using the link they provide could enable
them to track the fact that you opened their message. This makes
them aware your email is indeed active. Some might actually honor
your unsubscribe request, but most will simply sell your address
on tens or hundreds of other spam mail lists.
Solutions for those who need to have their email on their homepage,
there are a few things you can do to help keep spambots away.
A simple and mostly effective technique to fool the bots is by
making your email address a graphic image (unlinked) or disguise
the address simply by writing "name at yourcattery dot com"
instead of "firstname.lastname@example.org". You can also use
a "contact us" mail form (hard coded, and not simply
hidden within the html coding as this would still allow easy access
to your email address).
Other sources to help fight spammers