Many people post their email addresses online unaware of the fact that spammers are continously lookout for those. Spam robots keep searching websites to see if there are easily recognizable email addresses that are posted on the website, and then add it to their spam list. Most of such unprotected email addresses are posted on Contact Us forms of websites, forums, and classified sites.
Earlier I had reviewed a free service iNumbr that helps you hide your phone number in online websites and postings. Today I a free service, Scr.Im, to hide your email address from prying spammers and spam robots. Scr.Im works in a very easy to use way. Scr.Im works the same way as URL shortening service J.mp. To use it, just go to the website, and provide your email address that you want to hide. Scr.Im will give you a unique short URL for the email address that you provide. It even lets you customize the URL, based on its availability.
You can use that custom URL, and post wherever you would post your email address. Now, if someone wants to email you, they would click on that URL. This would take them to Scr.Im’s website where they will have to do a simple captcha test to prove that they are human.
Once they pass the test, Scr.Im reveals your actual email address to them. This ensures that your email address is not captured by any spam robots, and remains hidden online.
Scr.Im also lets you change custom URL for your email address, change email address under your custom URL, and even complete delete the custom URL if you don’t want to use it any more.
To use Scr.Im, you do not need to download or install anything, and do not even need to create an account. It is completely free, and extremely easy to use. While talking about safely, I always recommend that you should be running some good free antivirus on your system.