Protect email address from bots
Tagged: #email #spam
DECEMBER 4, 2021 AT 7:50 PM#7118[email protected]Participant
Being averse to filling in contact forms myself, I’m looking for a solution for my site that enables people to email direct, rather than fill in a contact form, yet which protects the inbox from spam. I’m intending on having a contact form aswell.
I saw this website https://westminsterwebdesign.co.uk/, which implied that its email address protected (presumably from spam bots). Is there anyone who can give further info on this and if it is a good solution, how would it be implemented?
DECEMBER 4, 2021 AT 8:01 PM#7133Chris FKeymaster
The email address on https://westminsterwebdesign.co.uk/ is not protected. It shows as soon as you mouse over the page.
There is no real of doing it (without custom coding), as it can always be traced in the main source code. So, it depends on whether the bots are crawling HTML (frontend) or code (backend).
If you want to make things as secure as possible, you can use CCS (and/or JS) to do this:
DECEMBER 7, 2021 AT 12:40 AM#7138[email protected]Participant
Thanks for that and all the other help, Chris.