Support » Plugin: Ultimate Member – User Profile, User Registration, Login & Membership Plugin » Mask email addresses for SPAM protection?

  • Resolved clausfaber

    (@clausfaber)


    I use the UM plugin to display a public page with members. As these users should be able to be contacted by anonymous surfers, the email address is shown publicly. This is a SPAM problem, as robots scan the site.

    Is there any way …

    1) to protect the email from SPAM robots (which masking plugin intercepts output from UM?) or…

    2) provide a link to a form that can be SPAM protected, sending an email to the user?

    Many thanks,
    Claus

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by clausfaber. Reason: (just spelling)

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  • Plugin Contributor Champ Camba

    (@champsupertramp)

    Hi @clausfaber – The basic technique to avoid getting emails being spammed is to hide/remove the Email field from the Profile Form. Or do you want to show the public emails to Registered Members of your site?

    Regards,

    Thread Starter clausfaber

    (@clausfaber)

    True, true. But you are missing the point: My users WANT to be contacted by non-registered users – just they need to be humans, not bots. What way is there to make this happen?

    – either to mask the email in a way unreadable to bots, but readable to humans,
    – or to hide the email and providing a form which sends an email to THIS user (and I won’t make hundreds of different forms by hand), which can be protected by captcha.

    thanks Claus

    Plugin Contributor Champ Camba

    (@champsupertramp)

    Hi @clausfaber

    Unfortunately, we don’t have a solution at this moment to prevent bots from obtaining public email addresses.

    Regards,

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