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Author Topic: Protect Email Addresses on Web Sites  (Read 3284 times)

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Protect Email Addresses on Web Sites
« on: November 22, 2005, 09:41:25 AM »
Hi all,

I just released the Renegade Email Protector v2.0.

It is a very simple utility that lets you post email addresses safely on the web so that spambots can't harvest them. I've tested it with a bunch of spambots and none of them were able to gather an address from it.

You can download it here:

http://renegademinds.com/Default.aspx?tabid=68

There are 4 different algorithms with each one being stronger than the previous one. The 4th one is just nasty  :D (And yes - I'm planning a 5th really nasty mother-******.)

Now - It *is* theoretically possible for a spambot to get an address, but the amount of computing power makes it far from practical. (Spam is about numbers - not quality - I can explain further if needed.)

I'm not sure if anyone here needs it or wants it, but it's there for anyone that does.

And all for the amazingly low price of $0.00 USD. I don't know what that is in pounds, but I'm pretty sure it is 0 Euros ;)

Cheers,

Ryan
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Re: Protect Email Addresses on Web Sites
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2005, 09:55:53 AM »
I'm not sure if anyone here needs it or wants it, but it's there for anyone that does.

And all for the amazingly low price of $0.00 USD. I don't know what that is in pounds, but I'm pretty sure it is 0 Euros ;)
:D I'll recommend it to a few friends who might be interested, you should put it on http://fileforum.betanews.com/ etc.

So it works by forcing the browser to decipher the email addresses locally, right?

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Re: Protect Email Addresses on Web Sites
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2005, 09:58:35 AM »
fantastic!

and also very important - everyone should use a tool like this if their email is going to be online.
really are bot scripts constantly running around the web collecting emails, and worse yet they now seem to email you pretending to be from the site they found you on, so protecting your email address online is very important.

i love how you generate different types which could be needed in different cases.

love the look of it too.  nice work as always ryan:

« Last Edit: November 22, 2005, 10:00:12 AM by mouser »

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Re: Protect Email Addresses on Web Sites
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2005, 10:03:40 AM »
...and thanks for the "My Name Is here" joke  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Protect Email Addresses on Web Sites
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2005, 10:19:44 AM »
I will definately give this a try. It will sure beat using the js imagine routine that simply makes your address an image.
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Re: Protect Email Addresses on Web Sites
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2005, 05:39:07 PM »
Browsers interpret the different codes properly. Spambots don't. They could, but that would require them to interpret all javascripts, which would be to expensive for them and just not realistic. How much javascript is out there on the Internet? And how much of it would actually contain email addresses? It is like trying to find a camoflauged golf ball somewhere in the Sahara desert.

The first one will actually let a spambot get the wrong address   And thus waste their time instead of yours - hehehe

The second one is just there in case you can't use javascript.

The fourth one is by far the strongest.

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Re: Protect Email Addresses on Web Sites
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2005, 06:17:37 PM »
Excellent - well done that man  :Thmbsup: