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email addresses are spam fodder

 
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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
 
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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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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

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  • Allow members to send you private messages?
  • Yes
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  • Be notified by email when someone sends you a private message?
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    [ September 13, 2005: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]
     
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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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    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.
     
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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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