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mailto: ??? [message #734] Mon, 25 February 2002 21:57 Go to next message
seang is currently offline  seang   Australia
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Hi there,

Don't know if this is a worth while suggestion or not....but you can decide.

spammers often use mailto: to harvest email addresses.....

maybe there is an alternative using a form email or masking the mailto???

Another possiblitly would to only show mailto when they are logged in.

Regards

Sean
Re: mailto: ??? [message #735 is a reply to message #734] Mon, 25 February 2002 22:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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seang wrote on Mon, 25 February 2002 9:57 PM

Hi there,

Don't know if this is a worth while suggestion or not....but you can decide.

spammers often use mailto: to harvest email addresses.....

maybe there is an alternative using a form email or masking the mailto???

Another possiblitly would to only show mailto when they are logged in.

Regards

Sean


When a user registers they may select to "hide" their email address. If that is the case their email address is no longer being displayed on their profile page. Instead when a person clicks on the email link/button they are taken to a php form that allows the person to send an email to the forum members. To use the email feature a person MUST be a forum member.


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Re: mailto: ??? [message #738 is a reply to message #735] Tue, 26 February 2002 00:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cool...
Re: mailto: ??? [message #755 is a reply to message #738] Tue, 26 February 2002 15:22 Go to previous message
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Another means of protecting email addresses is to a javascript function, something like:

Quote:

<a href="javascript:mymail('user','domain.com');">mail user</a>

or maybe
<a href="#" onclick="javascript:mymail('user','domain.com');">mail user</a>

<script>
function mymail (user, domain)
{
window.open(... "mailto:"+user+"@"+domain ...);
}
</script>

[Updated on: Tue, 26 February 2002 15:23]

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