Anti Robot email links

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Geffy, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I remember reading somewhere that you can alter email links in webpages so that Email gathering Spam robots either cant detect them or cant read them. Does anyone know how to do this, and can you tell me as well

    thnx
     
  2. jumpy

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    I remember something about this, I think it might be along the lines of
    PHP:
    href="mailto:name&#isp.com"
    Where the "& #" is equal to @. I'm not too sure though, that might not do much, there might be better ways. :)

    EDIT: Had to use php instead of code cos it couldn't interpret the ampersand+hash :)
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    There are possibly other methods, but I've only ever seen people add "nospam" or something like that to their email address or just use plain text (which is what i always do) ie: user {at} domain {dot} com
     
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  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Cheers SPeedY_B just what I was lookin for
     
  6. Geffy

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    hehe, I figured out how it works, it converts the letters to ASCII codes, so geffy would be

    [geffy]

    gahhh vBulletin converts the ascii characters as well, damn it, quote me to see what it should be

    basically it is &# followed by the code g = 103 terminated with a ;

    its a good thing I got a copy of the ascii tables as part of my programming course :p
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I think I might write a program to do this for me, good bit of practice.
     
  8. SPeedY_B

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    Make sure to share it once you have ;)
     
  9. Geffy

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    vil doo