Spam Blocking Software
there are a number of programs around, the one we recommend most
is Choicemail. For more information about this program (and others),
go to the Block Spam page. If you require
a spam blocking system for your network, please contact me to discuss
For users of Outlook or Outlook Express (Windows versions) an alternative
Bully. Mac users can either use Spamnix
(for Eudora) or
Spamfire for OE. For a discussion on these programs please go
to the Block Spam page.
Don't forget, if you need some help in setting up these programs
and configuring your system, just send an email and we'll get back
Protecting Mailto links
There are a number of ways to protect the mailto links on your
website from email harvesters or spam bots. One way is use a form.
But that form needs to hide the email address too (unlike those
old Matt Wright scripts of formmail). In addition we need to be
able to prevent the spammers which use our own forms to reach us.
Have a look at My Contact Station. It is the ideal solution for
mailto links. And at only US$7 you can't go wrong.
Click on the image at the right to go to a page where you can
view a video clip to see exactly how this neat little script works.
What's more this script uses Captcha to ensure you are only getting
humans using your form, not some devious computer program filling
in the information so that they can send you loads of emails about
things you don't need or want.
Shopping Cart Software
Setting up an internet shop does not need to be a hugely expensive
and time-consuming exercise. There are a number of approaches depending
on your product. We have found ShopFactory suits the needs of most
Option 1 - Do It Yourself
Just right to create small shops with one category
and up to 50 products. Includes point-and-click ease, many
different professionally designed templates and all the functions
you need to get started in the world of e-commerce.
Option 2 - Do It Yourself
Create amazing online shops with this multi-award-winning
point-and-click shop editor - with all the features for success.
Comes with more than 50 professionally designed and adjustable
templates, many discount functions and everything else you
need to become a winner in the e-commerce world.
Option 3 -We'll Do It - You Don't Buy Any SOFTWARE
Design and implementation of a website with e-commerce
facilities - a once only payment dependent on number of products
and any special requirements. This is especially suitable
if you just want Buy Me Now Buttons or if your prices and
products rarely change. Any amendments to the site can be
made via a contract arrangement or on an hourly rate.
Option 4 -We'll Do It - Then You Take Over
Design and implementation of a website, then you take control
of changes and updates (We start it off, you then buy the
software and maintain the site)
This is suitable for e-commerce sites where the products
or prices change regularly or where you have a great many
products and you want to start with a relatively few products
and build the range over time.