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MUG
18 Jun 2003, 18:45
This hack encodes email addresses posted on your forums using the [email] bbcode, to prevent email harvesters from obtaining them. :)

Client browsers then decode the addresses using JavaScript. Most email harvesters do not have JavaScript capabilities.

Tested on 2.3.0 RC3 and 2.3.2

Dean C
18 Jun 2003, 19:53
obfuscates - might want to us an easier word lol

- miSt

MUG
18 Jun 2003, 19:55
obfuscate - To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand

Basically, it encodes the email addresses so spam bots can't steal them ;)

Dean C
18 Jun 2003, 21:54
Then it might help to put that as your hack description because as good as my english is - i have never heard that word before ;)

- miSt

Cloudrunner
18 Jun 2003, 23:18
You really should play more RPGs then ;) :P

Cloudrunner
18 Jun 2003, 23:22
Will this work for automatically parsed email strings as well?

MUG
18 Jun 2003, 23:32
It should :)

MUG
12 Aug 2003, 13:56
New version released that allows you to use bbcode within tags.

Erwin
13 Aug 2003, 01:19
Good work. :)