|RobinAnn on Oct 7, 2004 at 7:53:04 AM (# 3055)|
Monte - (and everyone else interested in obfuscating) - this one : http://www.december14.net/ways/js/nospam.shtml
BachusII on Oct 7, 2004 at 8:43:41 AM (# 3056)
Personally I find the mailto redirect the better solution (No.3 on RA's link)
bod1467 on Oct 7, 2004 at 8:51:33 AM (# 3057)
I have replied to Maurice's email. Have a good trip! ^_^
RobinAnn on Oct 7, 2004 at 10:00:12 AM (# 3058)
BachusII on Oct 7, 2004 at 10:56:42 AM (# 3059)
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There are 'smart' bots out there, real smart and JS savy. A server redirect gives you extra options to counter them.
(remember, there are also users w/o JS, or w/ JS turned off)
For example, the script can track the amount of requests within a timeframe. If the number exceeds a given value within too small a timeframe, it almost certainly is a bot.
Then you can respond with a different redirect.
Or check for the UA string and respond in one way for certain 'trusted' bots and in a different way for others.
Or respond with a page which requires human intervention.
It gives YOU, the designer, (some) control over what happens.
Come to think of it, in case of bots redirect with something like 'mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org'. Give a random mailto: out of as many as you can think of. Lets give them what they want, lets flood those spam databases with as much bogus addresses as we can.
ChrisRickard on Oct 7, 2004 at 11:04:18 AM (# 3060)
I read somewhere a suggestion to use an image. You could even add some squigly lines to prevent OCR. I personally like this idea.
BachusII on Oct 7, 2004 at 11:10:20 AM (# 3061)
That's the human intervention I was thinking of.