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Re: How to encrypt email addresses on html file

From: Fred Bone <Fred.Bone@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 11:53:05 -0000
To: html-tidy@w3.org
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On 13 Jan 2005 at 14:15, Rajiv Nampoothiri said:

> I have a html page which has the email id : 
> 
> myname@mydomain.com 
> 
> Since I receive lot of junk email as a result of the above email id
> being displayed on the web page, I want to know if there is some
> provision to encrypt this email id and display so that it is not
> visible to the automatic tools that visit my page ? 

There are many ways, but none of them is guaranteed. Basically, anything 
that a web browser can use as a clickable link, a web spider can be 
programmed to read.

The current favourite seems to be a Javascript procedure to generate the 
link (invoked by onclick). However, I hear that some of the spam spiders 
are smart enough already to handle these. Note that if you go this route, 
you'd do best to write your own rather than borrow someone else's code - 
the more different procedures there are, the harder the spammers' task.

But if your email address is on the spammers' lists, it's probably too 
late anyway.
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