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Obscure Email

Blind those email harvesting robots.

Obscure Email

Hides visible email addresses from trawling robots. Trawling robots visit your pages every day, some collect email addresses to be used for spam. Stop them now.

Overview.

So you would like to display a plain email address as text on your page, but your worried about trawling robots harvesting the email addresses. You should be..! Email harvesting robots visit your site all the time. This stack will prevent them from obtaining email addresses you include in your page, and stop that resulting in spam emails.

Using the stack, email addresses can't be harvested from your pages by trawling robots / spiders.

You can place as many Obscure Email stacks on a page as you wish. One for each different email address you wish to be displayed.

Instant download.

Version : 1.0.8

Responsive : Yes

First released : 9/5/2012

Last Updated : 27/6/2016

Stacks V 3.0 or greater.

Live demo.

You can see live examples of the stack in action below.

So here's a paragraph of text that contains a very visible email address : ObscureMyEmail, but because we have used Obscure Email stack, this email address can not be seen by trawling robots, trying to get addresses to spam.

So what's happening in the demo paragraph above?

Well here is a screen shot of how I created that paragraph. I just used a plain text stack for the text. But notice that I did not type the email address in the text. Instead I typed the obscure email key from the Obscure email stack that I added below the text. This is replaced by your email address when the page loads.

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This is all done with javascript when your page loads, and the actual email address is safely stored away in parts that a robot trawling your pages can not read.

Custom link text option.

With the custom text option selected you may add your own text like this obscureCustomOption instead of presenting the actual email address. Without the stack, even with a custom text, the robots could still get hold of the actual email address.

Stacks settings.

In this section we have provided a comprehensive list of available settings, and a full description of what each of the settings does for the stack.

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Email part 1

This is the first half of your email address. Everything that appears before the "@" sign.

Email part 2

This is the second half of your email address. Everything that appears after the "@" sign.

Custom text

When selected, you are given a further option to add a custom text to appear as the email link within your text.

Text

This is where you enter the custom text referred to in the setting above.

Use subject line

When a visitor click your email link, it will open their default email client, with an ready filled in to: address counting your email address. If you check this option, you can also pre fill the subject line in their email client.

Subject line

This is where you enter the text referred to in the setting above.

Obscure key

Now this should be unique, contain no spaces, and be only alpha numeric [(a-z)(0-9)] characters.

Using words like "email" as the key really is not going to cut the mustard, as this word may well appear in your page in places you do not really want it replaced with an email address.

Use things like "obscureEmailAddressOne"
This not only guarantees it will not be found anywhere in the page other than where you purposely place it, it also has meaning.

You can add as many obscure stacks as you like to a page, but each must have it's own unique key.

You can use the key of any obscure stack, as many times as you like throughout the texts of your page. Each time the key is found, it will be replaced with the email address you entered into that obscure stack.

Stacks edit mode.

We pay great attention to how we approach the editing interface of every stack, to ensure intuitive ease of use.

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Instantly recognisable as an Obscure Email stack when scanning your page, the interface provides just the information you need.

Stacks FAQ.

Important information that is pertinent to this stack. Please read, as there may well be something here that is essential to the deployment of this stack.

Browser support

This stack is supported in all modern browsers. Any exception to this rule will be listed below.

Safari

Chrome

Firefox

Explorer

Known compatibility issues

There are no known compatibility issues with this stack.

Stack installation

Download.

After purchase, you will be sent an email containing a download link for the stack.
Download the zip file from the link, and unzip it to reveal the stack inside.
You should now see the stack as a logo style icon.

Normal installation.

Double click the un-zipped stack file (the one that looks like a piece of lego).
This will launch Rapidweaver if it was not already running, to automatically install the stack.
Rapidweaver handles the install process from here. Guiding you through a couple of simple clicks to complete the installation.
Re-start Rapidweaver to ensure the installation is complete.
You will now see the new stack in the Stacks plugin library.

Installation where more than one version of Rapidweaver is installed.

Sometimes if there is more than one version of Rapidweaver installed on your system, the double click method launches the wrong version of Rapidweaver to install the stack. To ensure the it is installed into the version you want to install to, you can, instead of double clicking the stack, just drag and drop it onto the appropriate Rapidweaver app icon in your dock at the bottom of your screen.

This will launch Rapidweaver if it was not already running, to automatically install the stack.
Rapidweaver handles the install process from here. Guiding you through a couple of simple clicks to complete the installation.
Re-start Rapidweaver to ensure the installation is complete.
You will now see the new stack in the Stacks plugin library.

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Instant download.

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Obscure Email Stack