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#1 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 06:17 AM
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Hi all,

I am trying to post a thread where I need to put my email address, but I'd like that it wasn't fully visible in the thread, I mean I'd like to put a word (i.e. "Email") that contains the link to my email address.

Is there a way to obtain this? I tried to use the "Insert Email Link" as the "Wrap [HTML] tags" button, but the full email address is always visible.

Thank you in advance .


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I suggest that you ask the user to send a privte message (PM) to you rather than post an email address. You could message back an email address. I will send you a PM so that you can see how that works. I don't have your manual however.

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Hi all,

I am trying to post a thread where I need to put my email address, but I'd like that it wasn't fully visible in the thread, I mean I'd like to put a word (i.e. "Email") that contains the link to my email address.

Is there a way to obtain this? I tried to use the "Insert Email Link" as the "Wrap [HTML] tags" button, but the full email address is always visible.

Thank you in advance .
OK, let's try this. Let's say your email address is Tulip@italia.com and you just want it to display as "Email" but be a hotlink that can be clicked on. First, make sure you are in the ADVANCED editor. Go ahead and type your message and then highlight the word Email with your mouse. Next, click on the "Insert Email Link" icon and insert Tulip@italia.com into the box. That's it!

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I'd actually suggest not doing even that.

There are search bots out there which will read all of the HTML generated by the page looking for e-mail addresses to spam. So even if you can't see the underlying e-mail address on the screen, the bot will find the underlying mailto:// link, grab the actal e-mail address, and your spam count eventually goes up.

I'd suggest doing something that is more likely only to be deciphered by a human, such as:

tulip
<at>
italia
  • .
com


(The "dot" is a bullet character, though this editor requires a visible character also be typed after the bullet in oder to keep from deleting the bullet after a save. Too bad we can't edit the HTML directly. You could do something like [dot] as instead, though.)

or maybe even inserting an image with the address spelled out.

True, the human has to type in the correct address into their e-mail software to send the message rather than simply clicking on a link, but it should help keep your spam count down.

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Thank you to all for your replies (I tried the "Advanced Editor" option, and it indeed works ). Anyway I think I'll follow Carbon's suggestion, which for me is safer.

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