Be very wary of mailto tags as sites get spidered by email harvesters. I know because I was naive enough to try unprotected mailto tags, way back in 1997, when I setup my original personal home pages putting up all our family email ids including a joke one for my dog on his page.
Three months later he was the first one in the family to get a junk email and it was from a pet company trying to sell him an aquarium !
Gradually the volume of junk emails built up.
So I tried putting %20 (which resolves to a blank) in front and behind our email-ids, and then we started getting emails addressed to email@example.com etc.,
(domain name invented to prevent this plain text id being used !)
so I knew these were originating from mail harvesters that did not understand that %20 was an escape sequence for a blank.
|Put the following in your head statement
function InsertMailToTag( userName, domainName)
var atSign = "@"
var fullStop = ".";
EmailId = userName;
EmailId = "" + EmailId + atSign;
EmailId = EmailId + domainName;
document.write( "<a href='mail" + "to:" + EmailId + "'>" + EmailId
and put the following in your HTML instead of a mailto tag
So there is no explicit mailto or @ sign in this code so a straight text scan would not find any give-away indications.
This is not perfect but will probably stop most email address harvesters from grabbing email-ids.
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