Tired of junk mail? Find it EZ to reduce spam.

Let’s face it, unless it is some information you reqested or opted into receiving, nobody wants junk email wasting their time!

If you manage the content of your website, and want to minimize the chance of getting your company email addresses added to their target list, you should change all posted email addresses’ to: “name(at)domain(dot)com” instead of “name@domain.com” on all your web pages.

But how do you find all references?   Find it EZ.   Simply point your “website development” search to your root website folder, include all sub-folders, and perform a Regular Expression ( REGEX ) search with this statement:  b[A-Z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Z0-9.-]+.[A-Z]{2,4}b

You will find all formatted email addresses.   Also useful if your corporate email domain name or that of a particular user is changing … not just on your website, but find all references throughout your entire code base including Crystal Report RPT files, Oracle or SSRS reports, Xcelsius dashboards models, or underlying database source SQL code and table data.

Don’t forget to search and remove all “mailto:” hyperlinks from your website too!

Find it easy, to reduce spam.

About the author

Ken Gnazdowsky holds a Bachelor of (Computing) Science degree from Simon Fraser University. A recipient of the Governor General of Canada bronze medallion, he began his post-secondary education at Brandon University on an academic scholarship, Ken has worked in the software development industry for over 30 years. Ken is co-founder and President of Find it EZ Software Corp., creators of the Microsoft award-winning products, Code Search Pro and Dev Surge 365.

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