hi, i am creating site and would like to know what would be the best way to, at the minimum, make it difficult for email harvesting program to run through my application and get emails. on a details page, could i have a ajax request that fetches the email and update a div be of any use to making it difficult for spammers to harvest emails?
on 2007-01-15 18:54
on 2007-01-15 19:02
Good idea, and it would probably work very well. I implemented a system where if a user wasn't logged in, the app would not show contact information (phones and emails) unless they completed a simple text-based captcha. Then the contact info would be loaded in the div via AJAX. Then I scrapped it because I figured bots wouldn't be harvesting from my site. And I also used mail_to "email_addy", :endode => 'hex' to garble the addresses. Jason
on 2007-01-15 23:03
Interesting concept. That would make it virtually impossible, actually.