What do you do to protect your email on websites?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Pollmaster, Nov 13, 2004.

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What do you do to protect your email on websites?

  1. I munge them. Eg username AT userdomain DOT com

    14.3%
  2. I use images

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. I use HTML character encoding and/or URL encoded characters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I use tables to split up my email

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. I use Javascript encoded email

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I use a CGI form/contact form

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. I post it in main text without any protection

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. I don't post my email at all.

    85.7%
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  1. Pollmaster

    Pollmaster Guest

    What do you do to protect your email on websites?

    Many of the methods, in the poll above apply only if you are the webmaster.

    I have being playing with a test email harvestor that can easily beat emails encoded using HTML character encoding and/or url or escape encoding.

    Javascript encoding seems to be the best bet, since there are a zillion possible ways to do it though I distrust the simple ones that split the email and then join them together using say document.write . Some others seem to be extremely complicated using arrays and honest to god encryption.

    Only problem , lots of paranoid folk don't turn on javascript

    Images might be the solution but they are not clickable. And the visually handicapped are left out.

    Using tables to split the email has the same problem, they are not clickable.

    Munging is just ugly. And I suspect the most common ways of munging emails are already easily handled by bots

    That leaves cgi/perl script forms. Nice , but not everyone has access to this (I do though).
     
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