Sarah, On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 11:52:38 -0400, Sarah Sweeney <mr.sanders at designshift.com> wrote: > >>Would bots be able to harvest the email address > >>anyway? > > > > Sure could. > > So is this a technique that people have used in the past and email > harvesters have learned to work around? Or it is something they *might* > learn to work around in the future? I highly doubt any harvesters can handle this method currently. No programmer would bother with it, because no one is using it. The flip side of that is: as soon as you use it, they'll add support for it. Not to mention that you are assuming that the client supports the mailto: peudo-protocol. My FF on linux does not. I'm sure I could set it up if I cared, but I don't. I get a nice "mailto: is not a supported protocol" dialog and decide it's not worth emailing (assuming the email address is not available there in text). Trying to keep addresses from being harvested is a losing battle, in my book. It's better to devise systems to easily identify spam as it comes in (like, for instance, the method gmail uses). -- Matt Warden Miami University Oxford, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.