On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 17:20 -0400, Paul M Foster wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 01:06:29PM +0100, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
> > On Mon, 2010-06-14 at 08:02 -0400, David Mehler wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > I've got a site that is needing to have two email addresses on it, one
> > > for general contact and information and the other for webmaster for
> > > site problems. I do not want these addresses to become harvested by
> > > spammers yet i want to make it possible for people to email if needed.
> > > Suggestions appreciated.
> > > Thanks.
> > > Dave.
> > >
> > reasons) then the only method I've seen that seems to work is to have
> > the email as an image in the same font style as it would be on the page
> > if it were just text. Facebook uses this to display contact email
> > addresses for people, and I've seen it used elsewhere also. The only
> > other method I've seen is to add in extra characters with a small note
> > to humans to remove them, but I find this quite a messy solution.
> > Unfortunately, you can't get away with just a contact form these days if
> > you're a business, as it's a legal requirement in some countries to have
> > a contact details available, and not just a contact form.
> Do you have specifics? I've never heard of such a requirement.
> Notwithstanding Ash's assertion, I would suggest a contact form. The
> email address is effectively hidden, and you can apply CAPTCHA to the
> form to cut down on bot spam. It also introduces some discipline on the
> user, and potentially allows you to categorize inquiries (making it
> easier to pass them on to the proper person). You can also have a pick
> list on the form which details which person you'd like the form to be
> sent to.
> In general, on contact forms or "about us" pages, I include some
> physical address and possibly a phone number. This might satisfy Ash's
> requirement for "contact details".
> Paul M. Foster
It's not my requirement, it's been a legal requirement in the UK for 3