Anti Spam (2008-07-10) (Downloaded 120 times)
Compatible: Pro 3.5, Pro 4, Pro 5, Pro 5.5, Pro 6, Express 3.5, Express 4, Express 5, Express 5.5, and Express 6
Author: Tim Plumb
Protect your mailto links from being harvested by spambots with the Anti Spam Action from FreewayActions.com.
E-mail encoding options include:
Character entity substitution where each character of the e-mail link is replaced by its associated entity value. Although this has the benefit of being compatible with all browsers it ‘could’ become susceptible should any of these spam bots choose to target this encoding method in the future.
Randomized codes encodes the e-mail link in much the same fashion as entity encoding but puts a spin on the whole concept by, you guessed it, mixing up the encoding method for each of the elements of the address. Any modern Web browser will effortlessly decode the string of randon codes leaving spam bots still looking for the e-mail address.
Protect using PHP
For users with access to PHP enabled web space the PHP protection method offers a way to remove the recipient’s e-mail address from the HTML page without having to encode it at all. The standard e-mail link is replaced with a link to a new PHP page that, in turn, forces the browser to open the e-mail address. Because the address is contained inside the PHP code it cannot be harvested.
Protect using ASP
This option is exactly like the PHP option above but uses the power of ASP rather than PHP to do its stuff. Ideal for users with access to ASP enabled servers.
Please note: The Anti Spam action suite consists of a page action, item action, and folder action all in a single action bundle.