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== E-mail ==
 
== E-mail ==
   
'''Masking''' an [[email address]] means to write out the words “at,” “dot,” and “com” (or other [[Top-level domain]]) and separate each segment of the [[email address]] with spaces. For example, using this masking technique, the unmasked [[email address]] “johndoe@ftc.gov” would appear in its masked version as “johndoe at ftc dot gov.”
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'''Masking''' [[email address]]es involves altering the [[email address|address]] to make it understandable to the [[recipient]] but confusing to [[automated]] [[harvesting]] [[software]]. Fir instance, masking could involve writing out the words “at,” “dot,” and “com” (or other [[Top-level domain]]) and separate each segment of the [[email address]] with spaces. For example, using this masking technique, the unmasked [[email address]] “johndoe@ftc.gov” would appear in its masked version as “johndoe at ftc dot gov.”
 
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Revision as of 05:27, 13 September 2011

E-mail

Masking email addresses involves altering the address to make it understandable to the recipient but confusing to automated harvesting software. Fir instance, masking could involve writing out the words “at,” “dot,” and “com” (or other Top-level domain) and separate each segment of the email address with spaces. For example, using this masking technique, the unmasked email address “johndoe@ftc.gov” would appear in its masked version as “johndoe at ftc dot gov.”