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From: Wynthner <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] FREEPAGES-HELP E-mail address harvesting -- wasDigest, Vol 6, Issue 138
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 15:56:32 -0700 (PDT)
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Is there something I'm not understanding here?

Won't a simple robot.txt keep the spiders out?

As granny once said: "Ihre Zustimmung ist weder erforderlich gewünscht, verlangt, oder von meinen Gedanken, Wörter und Briefe, noch sind so das Fall zukünftig."

----- Original Message -----
From: Greg <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] FREEPAGES-HELP E-mail address harvesting -- was Digest, Vol 6, Issue 138

When I started hiding my email address I used a free program (which is
very small and you download it to your computer) called "E_Cloaker"
which asks you for the email address you want to hide and the alternate
text you want to show and then produces something like '<a
href="©0¬  etc etc, which you can then paste into any web
page, even on rootsweb pages.
For an example, go to this page -
- and view the source where you will see some very long lines across the
page which is the source line for the number in brackets at the start of
each entry for a person on that page.
No, I don't use E_Cloaker to put these lines in; I have since written
the code to build these lines in my own genealogy program, but E_Cloaker
would be quite suitable for including a few email addresses on a page.
As for Ruth's problem in a guest book, you would have to write some
javascript to accept the information the guest entered onto the page and
then securely hide from prying eyes.
In the guest book only show the name without the email address. The
javascript should send the email address to Ruth for safe keeping and
never keep it on the web site and if anyone wants to write to another
guest they would have to write to Ruth first and ask for the address.

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