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lpug
 
 
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Hide Email from Spambots

Post by lpug » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:02 am

Hi all,
Is there an effective way to hide (mask) your email address that are on your webpage? receiving so much junk its not funny.

Found this link from here http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/forum/ ... hp?t=84934

What about linking a contact us page to go to a form instead would this stop it?

Is there another way? or go with this method.

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Re: Hide Email from Spambots

Post by gofrank » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:58 am

It's best to use a form, as your email address is never revealed or posted where spambots can harvest it. I would recommend putting the form on your contact us page...it's the simplest solution.
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Re: Hide Email from Spambots

Post by jerryco » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:35 am

Or publish the text as image??
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Re: Hide Email from Spambots

Post by BaconFries » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:02 am

Or publish the text as image??
That might stop bots reading and scrapping the email from the HTML, but it won't stop (human) interaction by noting the address down and manually typing it to spam.

There are ways using javascript to hide the email but the best way is to use a form as it doesn't require the end user to have a email client installed on there PC. Note the email client is whatever email provider the user uses to send the email i.e. Hotmail, gmail etc etc

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Re: Hide Email from Spambots

Post by lpug » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:13 am

By removing my contact us email on our web page has significantly reduced the spam I was getting. I exchanged this to a contact us linked to a form page instead. Now I'm receiving around 50 emails per day of our form completed with rubbish, do I now need to add a captcha to reduce further?

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Re: Hide Email from Spambots

Post by ColinM » Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:01 am

Hi lpug,

Yes, a CAPTCHA will help, it will stop bots, but there is nothing that will stop idiots sitting down and filling in the form. Yes, people waste their corporeal form by doing that.
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