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    I think that email harvesters are getting my members email addresses.

    Any way to combat this?

  • #2
    Unless your members are posting them publically, bots should not be able to pick them up as they are stored in a DB. I have been seeing a lot of members post their e-mails they publically use the following way to avoid bots (not specifically here, on other forums):

    webmaster[at]mysite.com replace [at] with @


    - SaintDog

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    • #3
      Also you should set 'Use email form' to yes in your vBulletin Options.
      Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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      • #4
        I have email features turned off on my board, meaning users can't email each other?

        Should I still have 'Use email form' on?

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        • #5
          If you turn this on, then they will be able to email each other through the forums. This will still keep their individual email addresses private. Just make sure Unregistered guests can't use the email feature.
          Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
          Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

          Steve Machol Photography


          Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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