We combine simplicity with obfuscation: Simplicity for you and complexity for bots.
Protect yourself in just three steps:
1. First, select the text to link with your email address.
2. Then click the “@” button in the editor’s toolbar.
3. Finally, type your email address.
Alternatively, you may use the shortcode
[bspam email="firstname.lastname@example.org"]Email me[/bspam].
At first, it generates a key and splits it into variables. Secondly, it randomly generates all variable-, function- and parameter names using similar UTF-8 characters. The code finally gets compressed and reduced to one line.
That’s why BetterAntiSpamBot makes automated email harvesting very hard for spammers.
BetterAntiSpamBot is a standalone php class with a WordPress framework.
In php, use the global variable
$betterantispambot like this:
You can download and install BetterAntiSpamBot using the built in WordPress plugin installer. If you download BetterAntiSpamBot manually, make sure it is uploaded to “/wp-content/plugins/betterantispam/”.
Activate BetterAntiSpamBot in the “Plugins” admin panel using the “Activate” link.
- Spammers can’t reverse the decryption. Really?
No. No encryption is 100% safe, everything is crackable.
But the randomness, especially in variable names and order, makes it almost impossible to create automation for it.
- I made a script to crack your encryption!
PM me the source. I’ll fix that.
- What is compatibility mode for?
It removes certain characters from the list, so that the obfuscated variables get accepted by very old JS engines.
- I have a suggestion! / I found a bug! / Can I help?
PM me about it, I greatly appreciate all constructive feedback and input.
Contributors & Developers
“BetterAntiSpamBot” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Fixed “dirty” code (thanks pragmas for the hint)
- Initial release