On Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 6:10:35 PM, you wrote:
> If I have a site that stores information about people in a database,
> including e-mail addresses, and that information is only viewable when 
> called via a user-specific variable, i.e. their alias, can spambots 
> still harvest those e-mail addresses?
> Is there any way to combat this? Any PHP scripts, classes, functions
> that can 'hide' e-mail addresses? The site I'll be building needs to 
> have the e-mail addresses available, but I don't want to subject users 
> to more spam than they probably already get.

Basic fact: If a normal (anonymous) visitor can get at the email addresses, so
can a bot. It all depends on the bot, but there's no getting around that basic


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