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Re: [SLE] html symbols question ..
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 17:51:21 -0500
  • Message-id: <200411121751.21549.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 12 November 2004 05:10 pm, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> But if you really want to shut out the bots, create an image file (GIF,
> PNG, JPEG, etc.) that displays the email address. If you want to be
> even more sure, include some graphical obfuscation that a person can
> easily disregard but which will confuse OCR software. I just signed up
> for on-line payment of my telephone bill, and one step of the process
> requires the user to read a series of alphanumeric characters in an
> image and enter them in text box. The original image from which the
> human user must transcribe those letters and numbers has the appearance
> of yellow graph paper. I take it that is something that OCR software
> has great difficulty dealing with.

An easy way to make your email address unreadable on a web page is to use:

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