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From: "Glenn Tuley" <>
Subject: [FreeHelp] Encoding mailto:
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 10:20:25 -0400
I used to get dozens of spam messages a day, until I started encoding the
E-Mail addresses on my web sites. I still get about 4 a day, but not
Being the "lazy" person that I am I do not encript the whole E-Mail address.
I have too many different E-Mail addresses on my web sites (two personal,
one business, two clients, and one for my church) to do that without writing
a program to do it automatically (if I get around to doing that I will post
a link to it here). I just encode the "@".
I use a "search and replace" for all "@" on my web pages before uploading
them, replacing the "@" with "@". If I am adding a single address to
one page, I simply look at the yellow post-it note on my monitor and type
"@" instead of "@" in the address. It seems to me to be a lot less
hassle than excoding the whole thing.
This effectively also protects the sources of my data who are listed on the
"Sources" pages generated by my Family Origins software.
From: Valorie Zimmerman [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 4:59 AM
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Link to email
> Hi folks
> I have used the (a href="mailto:-----") for a clickable email link. I
> read somewhere one needs to hide the email address from spam harvesters.
> Does this do the trick - or do I have to use another method?
There are a couple of ways of doing it, Rita, and you don't HAVE to, but
I always do. I encode my address, which looks gawdawful, but is really
easy if you go here:
I suggest encoding the mailto: part also, as some spammers search for
that. Bad as the coding looks, when you click on the link on your page,
it works just fine.
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