@dunlix said in Email Address Protection?:
@aleksei you could send the emails through the private chat feature
Yes, I can, but sometimes people share their emails for many others and want to post them directly in the topic.
@gotwf said in Email Address Protection?:
Don't think it would be that great an idea.
I think it's great idea. As @macfan mentioned it can be a showstopper for scrapers. If not for all of them, then at least for majority. But don't know how to make it properly. I used this tool on my sites before and I never had any spam problems. But the problem is that obfuscated text must be inserted into page template by the back-end to hide it from scrapers. A front-end plugin won't affect anything.
But maybe if I make JS to find emails and obfuscate them directly in the composer (before publishing the post) will it work?
Folks ought to be smart enough to know not to post their email addresses publicly, eh?
You, guys, are developers and those things are obvious for you. But you cannot imagine what an insane amount of ordinary people just don't know about this or don't think about. They're not technologically educated and they know nothing about how the Internet works. Some people may have heard advices about non-publishing email addresses online, but there are so many of them who didn't. And we can't blame them — it's just the world we live in. And I'm thinking how to make experience of those people more comfortable.