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email addresses are spam fodder

Chris James
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 07, 2005
Posts: 19
Why doesn't javaranch hide users email addresses. I mistakenly put in my email address thinking I might be able to get notifications. to my horror my email address was left in the open so as to speak

Just the thing for harvesters

At the very least your email address should only be available to registered users. and even then it should be obfuscated

I use a very simple javascript email hider
(Found Here) I am sure there are many other versions available.

I can provide the perl version if you want to add it to the forum software that way when a user adds their email its hidden from bots
Eric Pascarello
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Rancher

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15376
    
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http://faq.javaranch.com/view?JavaRanchFaq

Eric
Ilja Preuss
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Sheriff

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
Originally posted by Eric Pascarello:
http://faq.javaranch.com/view?JavaRanchFaq

Eric


I'm not sure what you are referring to here - could you please elaborate? Thanks!


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Marilyn de Queiroz
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Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9052
    
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In your profile, note the following:
Your Preferences
  • May JavaRanch send you occasional email notices such as our newletter and contest announcements?
  • [list]Yes
  • No
  • Keep your email address viewable to others when you post notes?
  • Yes
  • No

  • Default Topic View
  • Allow members to send you private messages?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Be notified by email when someone sends you a private message?
  • Yes
  • No
  • [/LIST]
    [ September 13, 2005: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]

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    Marshal

    Joined: Jul 08, 2003
    Posts: 24187
        
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    To clarify: if you check "no" for "Keep your email address viewable to others when you post notes?", then your email address is not visible in your profile, and neither is it available from the posts you make.


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    Chris James
    Greenhorn

    Joined: Sep 07, 2005
    Posts: 19
    Keep your email address viewable to others when you post notes?

    * Yes
    * No



    Ahhhh sorry I didnt realise this also keeps the email address out of the public profile.

    My apologies for the mistake.
    Mark Spritzler
    ranger
    Sheriff

    Joined: Feb 05, 2001
    Posts: 17259
        
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    "ChrisTopher"-
    Welcome to the JavaRanch! Please adjust your displayed name to meet the

    JavaRanch Naming Policy.

    You can change it

    here.

    Thanks! and welcome to the JavaRanch!

    Mark


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