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Obfuscating E-mail Addresses

Do you ever wonder how your email address gets on so many spam mailing lists? One way spammers collect email addresses is from web pages. To help combat this problem, you can make your email address show up in scrambled javascript in the HTML source, yet it it will look and work correctly in the browser. This is done with the {mailto} plugin.

Example 18.8. Example of template the Obfuscating an email address

<div id="contact">Send inquiries to
{mailto address=$EmailAddress encode='javascript' subject='Hello'}


Technical Note

This method isn't 100% foolproof. A spammer could conceivably program his e-mail collector to decode these values, but not likely.... hopefully..yet ... wheres that quantum computer :-?.

See also escape modifier and {mailto}.

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