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Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by mrDerek, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. mrDerek

    mrDerek Member

    I was just wondering how many people actually use these to send emails?

    I have always been with Hotmail and correct me if I'm wrong, hotmail accounts can't make use of these links since they cannot be pop'ed to outlook.

    And since (I think) the majority of the market is held by hotmail, it leads me to the question... what's the point? Just because you can?
  2. i still use them, only because they are requested by clients.
  3. johno111

    johno111 New Member

    Bear in mind that your clients sites are vulnerable to scraping for those email addys!
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    I think a lot of people use an in-browser inbox, just because the average Joe might not know how to set up his desktop email client. My parents sure as hell don't and if it wasn't for me they'd be using an in-browser inbox too.

    A friend taught me a trick to display your email in ascii codes. He claims it prevents spam but I never put it to the test myself.


    would result in:

    Unfortunately it doesn't work here because the forums automatically convert it before posting.
  5. ralphsaunders

    ralphsaunders Senior Member

    I use the method Onartis uses (I might have even been the first to show him... not sure :p).

    Also, Hotmail sounds like some kind of porn service, atleast go to gmail.
  6. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    No it wasn't you who showed me.
    stop trying to take all the credit you arse *cough*

    So does it work or not?
  7. ralphsaunders

    ralphsaunders Senior Member

    I have never gotten any spam using that method, so I guess it does work.

    Also, that's attention grabbing arse to you.

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