[thelist] hiding email addresses

graham.hays graham.hays at visualcomputing.co.uk
Sat Sep 20 06:00:06 CDT 2008

> On 19 Sep 2008, at 12:38, graham.hays wrote:
> > Is there a good (simple) way of hiding email addresses from 
> spammers?
> Yep - don't publish 'em on the web.
> > I've been using the following approach but not sure if it works as 
> > intended... it displays OK (forename.surname at domain) but 
> will it fool 
> > spammers?
> Nope, although it's a *tiny* bit less vulnerable, and if 
> you're the only one that uses it, it may not be worth the 2 
> minutes' effort required to parse it.
> > If not what does anyone recommend
> Don't publish email addresses on the web. Use contact forms 
> that all the data is kept server side.
> Cheers
> Martin

In theory I agree with your comments (I already use contact forms) however
in practise it's a different matter, I have clients that insist that their
email address is shown on their site so not showing it at all is
(unfortunately) a non-starter. 

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