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NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 09-18-2002 02:46

Wondering if anyone can see anything glaringly wrong with this. http://spider-monkey.net/download/mime.html

Interesting site I thought.

brucew
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: North Coast of America
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 09-18-2002 05:19

I don't see anything glaringly wrong. However...

I'm not sure how sophisticated spambots are getting, but certain search engine robots already follow and execute cgi script links. That could be a problem. It also seems needlessly complex with the opening a second browser window before going to e-mail. That could confuse n00bs. And personally, I like a bit more flexibility in the link display. On the plus side, you don't need to rely on the visitor having javascript enabled, (see below.)

I've been using the Hivelogic Email Address Encoder and am quite pleased with it. I'm sure it won't be long before the spambots read numeric character entities to decode the address as given in the cut-and-paste javascript Hivelogic produces. So I take the extra step of saving the script to a file and calling it where needed. I also modify it occasionally to change the link display, to a graphic for instance. On the downside, the visitor must have javascript enabled.

There's no perfect solution.

Taking ANY measure against spambots is sure to win the undying adoration and gratitude of your clients. Mine love it.


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NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 09-18-2002 05:45

Thank you. I know virtually nothing about this sort of thing so I thought this would be the place to ask..... and as usual... it is/was. <BG> Have a friend who could use this.

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-18-2002 06:32

isn't it a security risk to have the 'To:' address as a GET?

you could send mail to anybody from that script...


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mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 09-18-2002 18:42

The only solution for safely getting an email adress on a webpage is making a *.gif or *.jpg picture of the adress on the page and posting that. Sure, it's a bit annoying to type it over, but I see more and more sites doing it.

Sorry for posting a non-scripting solution, but it's all a code-illiterate like me can add.

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 09-18-2002 19:16

You'd be better off with a contact form on a page:
www.gurusnetwork.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=12;t=000128

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NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 09-19-2002 15:50

Thanks ppl.

Rahly
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Michigan
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 09-20-2002 19:21

the perl GD.pm library is great for making dynamic pictures.. and if you really wanna do something wacky..


Flash::SWF allows you to create.... "dynamic" flash?.. heheh isn't that cute!?

Rahly

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