Get Smarty


Smarty Icon

You may use the Smarty logo according to the trademark notice.

Smarty Template Engine Smarty Template Engine

For sponsorship, advertising, news or other inquiries, contact us at:

Sites Using Smarty

Buy cheap glasses from and save up to 80%.

Where to buy prescription glasses? is your best choice!


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 21.8. 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}.

No comments for this page.
Post a Comment
All comments are moderated. Support questions are ignored, use the forums instead.
Email: (not shown)
What is 5 plus 6? (Are you human?)


Sponsors [info]