Email Protection – Impossible?

I recently swapped my plain text email addresses on my website with \[shortcode\].

This way I’m using server-side php to display the emails, and the bots can’t see them while scraping. They only see the \[shortcode\], not the output they generate.

But actual real users, see the email address without problems.

However, to my surprise I just got a new SPAM/scraper email today.

How are these guys managing to get my email even after it’s obfuscated via php?

Any input will be highly appreciated!! Thanks!

1 Comment
  1. What? PHP is serverside, what the bots see are client side, so they’ll see the email regardless of how you decide to handle it in between the request to the server is sent, and what the user sees.


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