Posted at:,88,116#msg-116
Peter Amstutz wrote:

I finally got around to looking at the phorum code for encoding email addresses.

It turns out it actually makes a deliberate effort to foil spam harvesting bots 
by encoding the email as a series of HTML character entities.  Smart browsers 
handle it, dumb spam harvesters probably not -- if you take a look at the page 
source, you'll see the "mailto" link is actually:

If people really want, I can still modify it to obscure the email addresses 
further, but this seems to be pretty effective...

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