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  • I’ve found the blogroll to be a convenient pace to link email addresses for people, but it doesn’t look like any of the anti spam-bot plugins are effective in the sidebar – they only seem to work in the main pages any suggestions (besides writing my own plugin).

    Thanks, Gretchen

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  • Email obfuscation is always limited — well-designed spambots can defeat them.

    That said, instead of posting mailto:google@google.com as the URL in your blogroll, you can use decimal ISO encoding

    mailto:google@google.com

    or octal

    \u0067\u006f\u006f\u0067\u006c\u0065\u0040\u0067\u006f\u006f\u0067\u006c\u0065\u002e\u0063\u006f\u006d

    or hex

    mailto:google@google.com

    Thanks, I tried that, as well as a more robust javascript. When you then view the source code of the actual page you’ll see that the PHP translated it back to a regular ‘mailto:soandso@suchandsuch.com’ string.

    I’ve resorted to a contact page with a form plugin for now, but I’d like to be able to post a blogroll of email contacts that isn’t a big bowl of spambot food.

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