Avoiding spambots on webpages

  Patr100 12:29 31 Jan 2007
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I'm in towo minds about this.

Which is less likely to attract spambots successfuly harvesting email address from webpages- Using an email obfuscator or simply placing the address in plain text (ie not as a clickable link) thus removing the tell-tale maito: markup?

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  Patr100 20:01 31 Jan 2007

yeah there's a few ways - Images take a little more preparation - for simplicity just couldn't really decide between the two I mentioned.

Adding extra characters to be removed is probably simple but effective but I find looks a little ugly.

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  FreeCell 11:33 08 Feb 2007

Try this. Found it works quite well, but once a spammer has an address then of course it offers no protection.

click here

  FreeCell 15:20 08 Feb 2007

fourm member

Yes you are correct and the article makes the issue of webpage users needing javascript enabled clear. I offer it as one more possible solution and leave it to others to decide which compromises they may have to make.

  Clic 11:30 13 Feb 2007

I get a hundred junk mails a day from my website email outlook express link. I need customers to contact me with as little effort as possible, but I am not getting much genuine response-just rubbish. I have installed "cloudmark" but dont really know what to do to minimise the problem. Help?

  anchor 13:49 14 Feb 2007

I use Outlook 2003 and find its junk mail filter very effective.

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