One site I evaluated had the same concerns. I requested clarification from SEDBTAC and this was her reply:
This is a classic dilemma of trying to fool one machine (bots) that there is no “pat”, fool-proof solution. Based on consultation of the issue with one of my other techie co-workers, here is a suggestion.
"I was curious. Since I'm not a cat, that's not dangerous." - Greg House
Originally posted by Xuxan: - just spell it out like susan at gmail dot com.
I used to always make my email something like NOericaSPAM@gmail.com OR EricaREMOVE@MEgmail.com and then just put note next to email saying to remove the words NO SPAM from email address or whatever words I used ..... but of course many people would forget or not see note or many other things & it was a pain in the butt to do it this way anyway...... so I like the way you mentioned: erica AT gmail dot com
I heard of people doing this before but completely forgot about it..... I always think everything that we do to deter spam will only last so long before the spammers figure out ways to make thier little bots read these alternate ways too.....hopefully that will take awhile though... ::::sigh::::