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How to prevent bots from scraping my contact details on my site?


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#1 dj07

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:59 PM

I just created my site and mentioned my email id and phone no. and other contact details
in a few pages, to make it easier for the users. 
Is there any way I can prevent email scrapers from picking my email address up?



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:35 AM

Is there any way I can prevent email scrapers from picking my email address up?

Hi dj07 -

If you put your details into the open world of the www, then they will stay there till the next bomb explodes.

Actually any open public listing is there for all crawlers and bots (good and bad)

 

We get a great deal of information from Google / Bing / Facebook / you name it ......

If they did not crawl all sites, then we would not have access to 90% of our information.

Actually I look for infection names and can hit a published document from a State press release.

 

You freely put it out there, and now you understand why we tell our kids to take much more care -

 

I hope you understand that I am only explaining the situation to you and many others, and nothing more.

 

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:19 AM

I just created my site and mentioned my email id and phone no. and other contact details
in a few pages, to make it easier for the users. 
Is there any way I can prevent email scrapers from picking my email address up?


Read these sites.
http://labnol.blogspot.com.au/2006/03/hide-your-email-address-on-websites.html
http://csarven.ca/hiding-email-addresses
http://www.wbwip.com/wbw/emailencoder.html
http://danappleman.com/the-email-encryptor-reborn/
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/483212/effective-method-to-hide-email-from-spam-bots
 

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 07:54 AM

If you want a public email address to use as contact, then create a separate email account just for that purpose.

Do not post your phone number. While that information may be obtained via searching the net, why make it easier for just anyone to get.
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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:29 PM

Cloudflare offers an option to prevent bots from doing this.

 

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 12:56 AM

Use a contact form on your site instead of putting email address. And use captcha in that form.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:27 AM


These were in the Stack Overflow link provided by Crazy Cat:
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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:56 AM

As many here said, your information on internet is vulnerable. If you want to hide your contact page from search then you can create a robots.txt file, add 'Disallow: /contact/' to it and place it in main directory. More information on robots.txt:

http://www.robotstxt.org/orig.html






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