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How can I hide my email address

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Hi all again,
Thanks for all the replies and help I received from my last question.
I do find trying to locate the correct area on the forum to post a question very daunting, as there are so many strange titles to choose from…..
C / C++ Java .NET Visual Basic Python
PHP Ruby / Rails Perl ASP Coldfusion Javascript / Ajax Flash / Actionscript XML H etc etc

Hopefully this will be an ok area?? So here’s my question and the problem.
I'm still using MS FrontPage to write and publish my little web site. Yes, I know most of you don’t like this program or MS, but its what I have and I'm reasonably happy with it (Its simple, like me!).

The problem…, FrontPage provides a Feedback page in which site viewers can enter comments and click on the ‘Submit’ button and the feedback / question etc is sent to my personal email address.
Now this email address is visible in the HTML. But not as far as I can see if you’re using MS IE as a browser – It certainly is viewable in Firefox.
How can I make this email address become unseen (Private) to prevent the 30 or so daily spam mails I currently receive from spammers spiders? seeing the address.

Please, if you know how to help, put your answer in the most simplest of terms as my web knowledge is very limited.

Many thanks
Apr 3 '08 #1
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nomad
Expert 100+
P: 664
Hi all again,
Thanks for all the replies and help I received from my last question.
I do find trying to locate the correct area on the forum to post a question very daunting, as there are so many strange titles to choose from…..
C / C++ Java .NET Visual Basic Python
PHP Ruby / Rails Perl ASP Coldfusion Javascript / Ajax Flash / Actionscript XML H etc etc

Hopefully this will be an ok area?? So here’s my question and the problem.
I'm still using MS FrontPage to write and publish my little web site. Yes, I know most of you don’t like this program or MS, but its what I have and I'm reasonably happy with it (Its simple, like me!).

The problem…, FrontPage provides a Feedback page in which site viewers can enter comments and click on the ‘Submit’ button and the feedback / question etc is sent to my personal email address.
Now this email address is visible in the HTML. But not as far as I can see if you’re using MS IE as a browser – It certainly is viewable in Firefox.
How can I make this email address become unseen (Private) to prevent the 30 or so daily spam mails I currently receive from spammers spiders? seeing the address.

Please, if you know how to help, put your answer in the most simplest of terms as my web knowledge is very limited.

Many thanks
Not sure if there is away in doing that. You could write your forum in php, but I think the spiders will still find you.

damon
PS you could us another email address rather than use your personal email account. You could use Yahoo to do that.
Apr 3 '08 #2

eWish
Expert 100+
P: 971
To hide your email you will need a server-side script that is called and the email address is inside the script. If you are familiar with PHP or Perl I am sure that you can find a script in one of the forums if you do a search. Also, there are many pre-made script site that would likely have this for free as well.

--Kein
Apr 3 '08 #3

ronverdonk
Expert 2.5K+
P: 4,258
There are several ways to hide your email address from harvesters, such as:

- Using JavaScript
- Inserting Additional Redundant Text
- Using JavaScript and Encryption
- Using a Web Form
- Use A Graphic

Have a look at THIS SITE and maybe you'll find a method that suits you.

Ronald
Apr 3 '08 #4

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P: 111
There are some techniques that can be achieved in HTML to make it harder for spiders to grab your email address, but these will not hide your email address entirely. It all depends on how good the spider/bot is and what techniques it will use to grab your email address.


The safest way is to use an image that has your email address in it.
this is probably the best way to do it, but there are some spiders that crawler website hidden emails in images.

also you can use html encoding to hide your email addres, so that you emails aren't that obvious. but alot of spiders are able to see through this as it is possible to look for 'mailto' text in a href.

you may also use javascript to load an email address into a webpage after the page has loaded.

for the HTML encoded and javascript methods above, you can use the following tool to get the code:
http://www.mways.co.uk/prog/hidemail.php
Apr 3 '08 #5

drhowarddrfine
Expert 5K+
P: 7,435
Another way is to make each character utf-8 encoded so it's unreadable as text.
Apr 3 '08 #6

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Another way is to make each character utf-8 encoded so it's unreadable as text.
Hi
Can you simplify this please.... What is utf-8 encoded??

Have tried using a web site that I had to entered my full address and it returned a meaningless string of letters, symbols and numbers etc but when I entered that into where my email address is in the HTML FP won’t accept it!! Is this what utf-8 is??

Sorry
Web dumbo at this end!!!
Apr 3 '08 #7

eWish
Expert 100+
P: 971
UTF-8 (8-bit UCS/Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode.

--Kevin
Apr 3 '08 #8

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