A section of my website is interactive, where users can post, and along with that is often their e-mail address. If a spambot were to come across this, it would have a field day.
Does anyone have any experience in keeping spambots away, or tricking them?
One thing I read was having a Disallow line to a certain location in your .htaccess, and having a perl script that would check your access log for visitors to that location, or having a php script that adds the IP to a list, and then having that list used in .htaccess. That way, only robots that don’t listen to your robots.txt, or really nosy people would get blocked. Can .htaccess read IPs to block from another an external file?
What are your thoughts on this?