Thanks for the information on contact forms, Alison. I didn't realize they were not standard issue with blog software. Good to know there are plug ins for the less technical minded.
The ideas I gave above were just simple ones to use on a static website as it does not involve special coding skills. From what little I know about contact forms, I think they are a server side feature. Did you have to do any php, Pearl or other weird coding an upload some script to your server to make it work? Are there easy to use copy and paste scripts you can recommend for a contact form for a static website?
I think the spam which still finds its way through is almost certainly some human browsing sites and contacting you directly. These methods do at least stem the deluge of casino, Viagra and what-not spam.
Rachel, I'd be interested what your spam situation is. I also wonder how often spam bots spider the web. If you have not been spammed yet, you may be in good time.
One other tip I forgot to mention, which is also useful for any email address anyone creates, not just for websites. Spam bots will also randomly generate email addresses and send out probably millions of these in the hope that some turn out to be real addresses. The best way to protect yourself from that kind of spamming is to create email addresses which also contain numbers and allowable characters as there would be just too many possibilities, and their software is just geared at probability.