[thelist] Hiveware email address encoder

Jeff Howden jeff at jeffhowden.com
Wed Jul 23 17:53:44 CDT 2003


> From: Sarah
> Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the
> Hiveware email address encoder
> (<http://www.hiveware.com/enkoder_form.php>) or anything
> similar and knows whether or not it is actually
> effective at deterring spam bots.

if it's effective today, it's only a matter of time before it will no longer
be effective.

more importantly though, does the technique create barriers to users trying
contacting you?  for those using browsers that don't support javascript or
have javascript disabled, it's a resounding yes.  the hiveware enkoder does
not degrade to a usable format for any of these users.  for a personal site
that's probably ok.  for a corporate site it's most likely a deafening no.


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