Hello > Yep - don't publish 'em on the web. In an ideal world I'd agree, however in the UK at least, commercial websites can't get away with that. There was a change in the law (effective 1st Jan 2007) with the E-commerce Regulations _requiring_ certain information to be clearly available. To quote from out-law.com: "It is not sufficient to include a 'contact us' form without also providing an email address and geographic address somewhere easily accessible on the site." Apparently this applies to almost all companies, not just ones that actually 'sell' online. So yeah, some companies _might_ insist, but you should _definitely_ insist (if you're a Brit developer, working for a UK company). Hope that muddies the water a bit :) Barry  http://www.out-law.com/page-7594 -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Martin Burns Sent: 19 September 2008 22:45 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] hiding email addresses On 19 Sep 2008, at 12:38, graham.hays wrote: > Is there a good (simple) way of hiding email addresses from spammers? Yep - don't publish 'em on the web. > I've been using the following approach but not sure if it works as > intended... it displays OK (forename.surname at domain) but will it fool > spammers? Nope, although it's a *tiny* bit less vulnerable, and if you're the only one that uses it, it may not be worth the 2 minutes' effort required to parse it. > If not what does anyone recommend Don't publish email addresses on the web. Use contact forms that all the data is kept server side. Cheers Martin -- > Spammers: Send me email -> yumyum at easyweb.co.uk to train my filter > http://dspam.nuclearelephant.com/ -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !