[thelist] Using JavaScript for non-clickable email addresses

Richard Harb rharb at earthling.net
Tue Jan 25 18:18:16 CST 2005

In addition to embedding image / javascript methods already mentionned by
previous posters there's another solution that might be of interest:

You can also hex/entity encode all the letters in your email.

It's perfectly clickable but doesn't exactly look like an email address on first
sight. Although chances are that the bots get smart someday and decode it. Then
again the same could be said for using those javascript methods.

My email is listed at the bottom of www.wegotit.at
just look at the last few characters in the source.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jono
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 10:10:19 PM
> I would like to place an email address on a page, but I do not want 
> SPAM Harvesters to see the address.  I have a solution to display 
> useable/clickable email addresses, but I need to find a solution to 
> display an email address that is not clickable as well.

> I do not want to just type <p>person at domain.com</p> b/c there are 
> harvesters that easily pick it up.  So, what I need is a complex 
> (javascript) solution to something very simple...unfortunately.

> I know that there is no safe approach to this, b/c harvesters are 
> always evolving, and I cannot currently do the email protection server 
> side.  It is heading that way, but will not get done for a few months.

> So, is there a simple js snip that will produce plan text?

> Something along the lines of what is on this page...
> http://www.bronze-age.com/nospam/

> ...only plain text needs to be produced in place of a functioning email 
> address.

> Any one have an idea?

More information about the thelist mailing list