Encrypt your email address on your website

This Lifehacker post about encrypting text on your website using Javascript reminded me of some little known OS X-only software that I use on my websites.

Email Encoder from Closenit Sofware is a free and brilliant little app that weighs in at all of 68k. The basic idea is that you input your email address and the link text into Email Encoder and it spits out some seemingly random characters that you paste into your webpage/blog/whatever you post online that you don’t want spambots harvesting your email from. To a bot, you get something like this:


But when you click on the address, your email client pops up and the address is there just like a normal email link.

Now that is useful javascripted text encryption, only on your mac.


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