IF you post your email adress and/or your phone number online, be aware spyware and bots gather that info. Don’t be surprised if you get sales phone calls or unwanted emails. Worse on your own blogs/sites, Facebook and other social media sites. You can email the info to trusted source.
What to do? Be sure you used “coded” email addys and contact forms.
You want to help others, so you post their email addy? NO, post a LINK to their site. If their site doesn’t have contact info, not your problem. Sometimes I’m astounded small biz sites and no contact info. Huh?
I never use free version of WordPress. This info is for those who don’t know how to code, using self-hosted WordPress. (I assume same info whether using free or self-hosted version).
When you post info, note little icons, to make things bold, color text, and a CHAIN. The chain is how you add links.
Type write me, click and select “write me,” click chain icon, then paste this:
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=whatever you want to show up in the Subject Line of email going to YOU.
NOW when someone sees write me at that spot, it’s underlined or bold or however your links are set to appear. When someone clicks on the link, it opens their email, and puts “whatever you want to show up in the Subject Line of email going to YOU” into the subject header.
PLUS set up a free contact page. Some new WordPress themes include that page. Otherwise use any number of free Contact Forms for WordPress.
Remember: be careful posting email addresses and phone numbers online. Unless you want phone calls, even spammers. Yes, it’s against the law, you can sign up for the Do Not Call Registry, but good luck stopping them …
If you are in network marketing, multi-level marketing, or have ANY kind of business …. be prepared to deal with this.
IF you have solutions or ideas, pls let us know! Thank you.