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Implements strong, automatic anti-spam protection for email addresses that appear in the text of articles.

The "wp-spamspan" plugin implements strong, automatic anti-spam protection for email addresses in content on a WordPress site. To spam crawling 'bots, email addresses appear in obfuscated form. To human visitors, they appear as clickable links.

There are two parts to the wp-spamspan process. First, the message text is scanned for email addresses and they are rewritten into an obfuscated form.

So, if you have a post that contains the text:


This plugin will rewrite that address to display as:

chip [at] example [dot] com

A 'bot that harvests email addresses will see this text and won't be able to extract a usable email address from it.

For human users, however, once the page is loaded into the web browser, a Javascript procedure runs that locates the obfuscated email addresses and converts them to clickable "mailto:" links for web browsers.

This plugin incorporates spamspan.js, which is licensed and published separately (but bundled into this plugin distribution). The home page for spamspan.js is: http://www.spamspan.com/

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Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4.7
Last Updated: 11 months ago
Active Installs: 400+


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