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Postby jbullard » Wed May 09, 2007 12:55 pm

_Taz_ wrote:hmm.. I thought I had it hidden by using code instead of the actual text.

instead of typing the email in the html I put in
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doesn't that hide it from harvester and bots?

Edit by NT50: Carriage return on code box

That is encoded. You shouldn't have problems with it being stolen. Or if you have php you can use:

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function encode_email($email) {
    $encoded = bin2hex($email);
    $encoded = chunk_split($encoded, 2, '%');
    $encoded = '%' . substr($encoded, 0, strlen($encoded) - 1);
    return $encoded;
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Postby _Taz_ » Wed May 09, 2007 12:59 pm

Thanks Jason, I was looking to find an answer on that. I read some things that said it was protected when done like that but wasn't sure.

Haven't really tried php yet, tinkered a little with cgi/perl but not on that website. just getting started at webpages that are more than just background with text and pictures.
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Postby Grav!ty » Wed May 09, 2007 2:24 pm

I'm lost with all your coding talk and jargon but this doesn't look protected to me :lol:

Maybe it's protected in coding terms but a simple copy and paste and it's distributed to 10's of thousands of spammers in seconds or am I missing something?


A Contact button like that at the top of this forum on the menu bar is to my mind true protection because the email addy is not visible.

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Postby _Taz_ » Wed May 09, 2007 2:37 pm

well the code protects the email from spambot harvesters because the automated harvesters look for stuff like the @ sign and .com or whatever.

you are right that someone could manually cut and paste it, but I don't think the spammers usually take the time to do it manually.

I am working on an email form also, once I get that working right I'll probably take the other off, but I needed a way for them to be able to contact her.
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