Re: getting _at_ instead of @

From: "Yehuda Katz yehuda+dada@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers]" <dadadev@PROTECTED>
Subject: Re: getting _at_ instead of @
In-Reply-To: (no subject)
Date: March 30th 2017
Are you sure the web page doesn't have any so-called SPAM-busting techniques?
In my organization, people often include _at_ in mailto links to attempt to prevent spammer from automatically scraping their addresses. (The benefits are unclear: https://xkcd.com/1808/)

- Y

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:07 PM, Nancy Samuels, Webmaster webmaster@PROTECTED [Dada Mail Developers] <dadadev@PROTECTED> wrote:
I haven't found anything in the documentation about this, so I don't know where the problem is being generated. When we send a webpage to the list, if an email address is just typed into the content without being a link, it comes through the email with a mailto tag. That's not too bad, but I'd like to be able to control whether it creates the mailto.

The problem is that if the webpage has an email address that is already coded with a mailto tag, then the email address comes through in the email message with @ replaced with (_at_) and that is a huge problem. My people are upset.

I don't know whether DadaMail is doing these changes or BlueHost or something else. Is anyone familiar with this?

Nancy Samuels, Webmaster


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