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Hi,

someone mentioned to me recently about encrypting email address on the pages I'm developing because of harvest bots using these addys for the dreaded spam!

there didn't really seem to be anything on here about it and on checking it out on google there seems to be several options. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on which one was the best. I've not much experience with JavaScript, but I have a site with a heck of a lot of email addresses (members type thing). I need something simple as this site is a quick fix and I'm not being paid for it. but would like to know the best solution for this time, and for next time...if that makes sense!

tia

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encrypting email addresses

You could try this link it's a site that will output encrypted javascript from details you enter, although I have a feeling that this is probably not suitable for a large amount of addresses as it produces quite a lot of code.

I'm not sure what the best practise is at the moment the problem as I remember it was that the bots were catching up with encryption techniques

You could also try replacing the @ sign with & # 64; allowing the browser to translate it back, but if the bot is designed to read character code then it's futile.

http://automaticlabs.com/products/enkoderform/

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encrypting email addresses

hey larmyia
I found this great little system for encoding email address here
http://www.pgregg.com/projects/encode/htmlemail.php

I just use the hashes character/ no javascript option and it seems to work rather well.

It does mean you have to type each email address into the website then copy and paste the result into your code.

well worth a look

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