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Website - Anti Spam measures

mypyrex
Grafter
Posts: 83
Registered: ‎28-09-2007

Website - Anti Spam measures

I'm in the process of setting up a website in which I want to include a visitors book for viewers to leave comments. Has anyone got a SIMPLE means of preventing e-mail addresses from being harvested by bots etc. Many that I've looked at on Google are to complex for me to understand and decipher.
Thanks.
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kmilburn
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Website - Anti Spam measures

First I'd question if you really should be displaying the email address of your visitors to everyone.
Second,  the magic word that may help is 'obfuscation';  and there are several techniques from simple character substitution to  encryption.
Ultimately,  it's use depends on what you want to store, how it's returned in/to the web page  (php, ajax, etc), and what the client browser needs to do with it.
mypyrex
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Posts: 83
Registered: ‎28-09-2007

Re: Website - Anti Spam measures

Thanks for the reply. It's not my intention to display the emails of site viewers but to protect my own embedded in the HTML. Another option I've considered is a web form processing program or script. However Plus Net say they do not provide one. Does anyone know of one that would work on Plus Net?
mypyrex
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Posts: 83
Registered: ‎28-09-2007

Re: Website - Anti Spam measures

BUMP Help Please.
kmilburn
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Re: Website - Anti Spam measures

I'd watch out for the moderators,  they're not keen on bumping...    Wink
To protect you own email address is fairly straight forward,  this http://www.albionresearch.com/misc/obfuscator.php has a couple of methods.
Regarding a feedback form,  there's always this  https://portal.plus.net/support/hosting/webspace/webspace_scripts.shtml,  but that might benefit from the first obfuscation technique (assuming its compatible).
mypyrex
Grafter
Posts: 83
Registered: ‎28-09-2007

Re: Website - Anti Spam measures

Thanks for the note about bumping! Thanks also for the links.
MoreQThanA
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Posts: 7
Registered: ‎19-01-2013

Re: Website - Anti Spam measures

Hi
If you simply want people to contact you, then don't put any email addresses on your website.
Just include a form they can link to and fill in.
Then in PHP or whatever, you can send the email 'behind the scenes' via code.
Since the PHP code does not exist on the web page, your email address should be fairly safe.
Good Luck  Smiley
MoreQThanA
Marteknet
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Posts: 577
Registered: ‎13-10-2007

Re: Website - Anti Spam measures

Use an Image that shows your email address.
Anteaus
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Registered: ‎02-08-2007

Re: Website - Anti Spam measures

http://spamwise.org/webcheck.php might be of help in indentifying vulns.