e-mail addresses end robots

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Luc, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. Luc

    Luc Guest

    Hello,

    Is there a way to prevent robots from collecting the e-mail addresses on a
    website?

    Thanks
     
    Luc, Dec 24, 2003
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  2. Luc

    brucie Guest

    in post <news:bscfvd$80c$>
    Luc said:


    > Is there a way to prevent robots from collecting the e-mail addresses on a
    > website?


    use a form (one that has your address as part of the script, not as a
    hidden field in the form)


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    brucie
    25/December/2003 03:00:32 am kilo
     
    brucie, Dec 24, 2003
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  3. Luc wrote:
    > Is there a way to prevent robots from collecting the e-mail addresses on a
    > website?


    There are various ways to mask email addresses, but none of them are
    perfect.
     
    Leif K-Brooks, Dec 24, 2003
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  4. brucie wrote:
    > use a form (one that has your address as part of the script, not as a
    > hidden field in the form)


    Be careful, some bots are starting to fill out those forms. You should
    probably use a CAPTCHA.
     
    Leif K-Brooks, Dec 24, 2003
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  5. Luc

    Cameron Guest

    Leif K-Brooks wrote:
    > brucie wrote:
    >
    >> use a form (one that has your address as part of the script, not as a
    >> hidden field in the form)

    >
    >
    > Be careful, some bots are starting to fill out those forms. You should
    > probably use a CAPTCHA.
    >



    It's kinda simple to make a PHP Anti spam image with a number users have
    to enter into a form, if you know PHP that is

    ~Cameron
     
    Cameron, Dec 24, 2003
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  6. Leif K-Brooks <> wrote:
    > Be careful, some bots are starting to fill out those forms. You should
    > probably use a CAPTCHA.


    How do they know what to fill in? Would renaming the form elements to
    something other than "email", "body", etc. help?
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    Michael Wilcox
    mjwilco at yahoo dot com
    Essential Tools for the Web Developer - http://mikewilcox.t35.com
     
    Michael Wilcox, Dec 24, 2003
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  7. "Luc" <> wrote:

    > Is there a way to prevent robots from collecting the e-mail
    > addresses on a website?


    Remove the website. That's the only safe way. Apart from not telling
    your visitors any e-mail addresses, that is.

    In the end, if you let people e-mail you, it is inevitably possible for
    automated programs to e-mail you too. Trying to fight against it by
    obscuring your address or by not making it available comfortably is the
    wrong way to fight against spam. Use a spam filter, and/or join anti-
    spam communities, sue spammers, do whatever might make sense; address
    hiding or mungind does not. (This includes your current probable use of
    a forged e-mail address.)

    --
    Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
    Pages about Web authoring: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/www.html
     
    Jukka K. Korpela, Dec 24, 2003
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