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Simple Mail Address Encoder

Automatically encodes every e-mail address in a mailto tag on posts and pages to prevent spam. Simply decodes any previously encoded e-mail address by


28 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Excellent. simple and works Thanks
By , for WP 3.8.1

Thanks for your contribution...awesome.


By ,

as described. Thanks!

Simple to use, works well!
By , for WP 3.8

Works for me. Simple to use, helps protect from spammers.

By ,

Will hide the email from any non-javascript spam bot, which is currently most of them.
Works easily and seamlessly.

Houston, We Have A Problem!
By , for WP 3.6.1

I gave this plugin 5 stars because it has always been excellent and I genuinely appreciate the work the developer has done to provide this at no cost to website developers... That having been said, THERE IS A PROBLEM! The latest version crashes all my WordPress installations so that I cannot even login to the site and the public site cannot be viewed. The only option is to login via FTP and disable the plugin. Once that is done, the site works again. Sadly, I will be deleting this plugin because of the problem.

My hosting company actually helped me track down this issue by narrowing it down to this plugin. I have used the plugin on most all of my websites (which are all with the same hosting company) except for a couple... The two on the same hosting account that don't have it are the only ones that remained working.

Please fix this plugin! It's really a great plugin and I'd love to be able to continue use... however, I am deleting it since it no longer is working.

Check your sites
By , for WP 3.6.1

Sad to say, this plugin has brought down two of my sites. Back end and front end show: "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION in /home/glasgow/public_html/wp-content/plugins/simple-mail-address-encoder/simple-mail-address-encoder.php on line 173".

Had to delete the plugin using ftp.

By , for WP 3.6.1

works good, sofar I can see

Fantastic and simple plugin
By , for WP 3.6

Simple and very usefull plugin!

By , for WP 3.5.2

Automatically encodes email-addresses, just as it says. On the screen email addresses are openly shown to a human, while a bot cannot find an email-address there.
In the source code instead of the email address in plain text, each letter is written with its HTML character entity (number). Looks just the same when the browser displays it.
Also the link, which of course contains the email address, too, is encoded. By clicking on the link, it is decoded again, so the "mailto:"-link can be used as usual. For this javascript is used.
Because the email address is also openly shown to humans as text (if it is inserted between the tags of course), even someone, who has no javascript enabled or just wants to copy the email-address, can find the email-address and use it.

Effective cloaking of email address to foil spammers
By , for WP 3.5.1

Simple to install and totally effective at encrypting email addresses so that spammers can't harvest them. Thank you!!!!

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