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Peter Young pnyoung at ormail.co.uk
Mon Feb 19 21:13:18 GMT 2018


On 19 Feb 2018  Tim Hill <tim at timil.com> wrote:

> In article <3d20e8cc56.pnyoung at pnyoung.ormail.co.uk>, Peter Young
> <pnyoung at ormail.co.uk> wrote:

> [Snip]

>> It works here with a plain email address. See on
>> http://www.cheltglosntc.btck.co.uk/Walkinggroup where clicking my
>> email address opens an email in MPro correctly.

> Yes, that's a plain vanilla mailto: link which some people think gifts
> your address to spammers. Do you receive lots of spam?

No, not a huge amount. What I get is mostly on newsgroups, not via 
email. I think the Orpheus Internet filters are pretty good.

>> I realise that not everyone is keen on having their email addresses on
>> websites, but this is the only way it can be done on this site. I
>> wouldn't know a cgi-bin if in bit me.

> Coincidentally, I have just been adding 'munge' to
> http://timil.com/riscos and IME this conversion of a mailto link into
> entities seems enough to prevent harvesting by spammers. Or the ones that
> do are so useless it doesn't even reach me!

I don't think I can do that on the above site, but., as I said above, 
it's not a great deal of a worry for me.

Best wishes,

Peter.

-- 
Peter Young (zfc Pt) and family
Prestbury, Cheltenham, Glos. GL52, England
http://pnyoung.orpheusweb.co.uk
pnyoung at ormail.co.uk



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