[Mimedefang] Obscuring email addresses on the web

- kd6lvw at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 6 17:27:00 EDT 2009

--- On Thu, 8/6/09, WBrown at e1b.org <WBrown at e1b.org> wrote:
> A colleague quoted in an email "email spam from web crawlers is a
> problem for you and your IT department, obfuscating email addresses
> on your website turns your problem into a problem for your users".
> Has anyone seen this or something similar?

Yes.  I have several spam-trap addresses in my web pages and they do seem to get hit often enough that I leave them there.

I use my own PHP-driven script forms for messages that I want to receive via a web site.  However, even this has been hit by spam (only 5 times).  Users can specify only a message subject and content.  The "to" address is hard coded into the script - no variable (unlike some popular "frommail" scripts).

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