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Old 02-07-2005, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default Cool email masking tool...

In the latest PC Graphics Report ( http://pcgraphicsreport.com/ ), there is an article on masking your email on web pages using an ascii encoder see: http://www.wbwip.com/wbw/emailencoder.html

It looks pretty clever...

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Old 02-07-2005, 02:19 PM   #2
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In the latest PC Graphics Report ( http://pcgraphicsreport.com/ ), there is an article on masking your email on web pages using an ascii encoder see: http://www.wbwip.com/wbw/emailencoder.html

It looks pretty clever...

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Wow! How does anybody ever type that without making errors? <g>

I use this little JavaScript, which has kept my dressageit e-mail address clear of spam for two years. I get viruses because my e-mail address is in the address books of a lot of careless horse people, but no spam:

<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
// protected email script by Joe Maller
// JavaScripts available at http://www.joemaller.com
// this script is free to use and distribute
// but please credit me and/or link to my site

emailE=('ann.clarkson@' + 'dressageit.com')
document.write('<A href="mailto:' + emailE + '">' + emailE + '</a>')

//-->

</script>

You have to change the components to your e-mail address, of course.

   
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:54 PM   #3
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>>Wow! How does anybody ever type that without making errors? <g>

I figured you'd cut/paste and just save it somewhere to plop onto a page...I can't imagine manually typing it in...

I don't know how I'd include the javascript you use using GoLive...

I don't believe the spam I get on my cserve addy (used on my pages) is from webtrolling...I did get HUGE amounts of spam from my url registration...I finally changed the registration email addy and set both the old and the new one to delete emails to those addys at myhosting.com...

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Old 02-08-2005, 01:04 PM   #4
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Wow! How does anybody ever type that without making errors? <g>

I use this little JavaScript, which has kept my dressageit e-mail address clear of spam for two years. I get viruses because my e-mail address is in the address books of a lot of careless horse people, but no spam:

<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
// protected email script by Joe Maller
// JavaScripts available at http://www.joemaller.com
// this script is free to use and distribute
// but please credit me and/or link to my site

emailE=('ann.clarkson@' + 'dressageit.com')
document.write('<A href="mailto:' + emailE + '">' + emailE + '</a>')

//-->

</script>

You have to change the components to your e-mail address, of course.
I know I am being dim, but when does this script get run? Anytime you use that particularaddress in a mailto link on the web page?

   
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>>Wow! How does anybody ever type that without making errors? <g>

I figured you'd cut/paste and just save it somewhere to plop onto a page...I can't imagine manually typing it in...

I don't know how I'd include the javascript you use using GoLive...

I don't believe the spam I get on my cserve addy (used on my pages) is from webtrolling...I did get HUGE amounts of spam from my url registration...I finally changed the registration email addy and set both the old and the new one to delete emails to those addys at myhosting.com...

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You'd have to type it at some stage to get the details of your own e-mail address in. No doubt the example there was for someone else's address.

You can use that JavaScript in any HTML editor. Have a look at the second paragraph on this page, hover over the e-mail link, and then view the source.

   
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:28 PM   #6
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I know I am being dim, but when does this script get run? Anytime you use that particularaddress in a mailto link on the web page?
You use it instead of the mailto: link (it actually builds it). Have a look at the link I posted in my message to Terrie.

That page, and others on the site, get hundreds of hits a day, yet I've never received a single spam message to that account, or the collect all account I keep for the domain. I do get viruses to that address, but that's different. and the only mail I get to the collect all account is genuinely incorrectly addressed mail. usually to anne.clarkson, No viruses to that one.

   
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It looks pretty clever...
But the bots have been on to it for some time...

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But the bots have been on to it for some time...
Which one? Ann’s little JavaScript thingie?

   
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Which one? Ann’s little JavaScript thingie?
Shane replied to Terrie. As far as I know, and my experience bears this out, the JavaScript works. I still get no spam to that address.

   
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>> You can use that JavaScript in any HTML editor. Have a look at the second paragraph on this page, hover over the e-mail link, and then view the source.

I'll check it out...thanks...

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