How do I hide my email address from scammers in Jotform.

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    Asked on May 13, 2011 at 05:20 PM

    I want to add an email addres to "contact us", but I want to hide it in the code so thaat sammers can't pick it up.


    Can I do this is jot form

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    Answered on May 14, 2011 at 12:45 AM


    I don't understand what exactly it is that you're trying to say. Do you want your "contact us" form to send alerts to your email address, and you don't want other people to see that address?

    Please correct me if I'm wrong. Also, please include more specific details about your issue so we can come up with a proper solution. Thank you for using Jotform.


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    Answered on May 14, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Hi again hmpk

    Sorry but I'm not sure I understand what you mean by adding an email address to "contact us". I noticed that your form has a blank "Free Text (HTML)" field. Were you thinking of including email addresses there but wanted to hide them from spammers?

    If this is the case, those addresses can be obfuscated using a tool like Hivelogic's encoder.

    If this is not what you meant, please clarify.


    ~ Wayne

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    Answered on May 14, 2011 at 04:27 AM

    Hello hmpk,

    Sorry, we failed to see your response in the support forum page. Kindly post your response here instead please - so that we can respond to you.

    We await your feedback. Thank you for using JotForm!


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    Answered on May 14, 2011 at 04:33 AM


    I think hmpk (Helen) posted the following reply and then deleted it because I got it in my email:



    I don't have a contact us yet on the jot form website. However, I want the text to say "please click here to send us an email" at the bottom of my form, and I want the email address in the source coded in a way that scammers won't be able to find it. I don't want to put it in the source code in the usual emailto: way.

    The other problem is on my form, I am trying to insert a limit on the number of characters or words that can be typed into a comments text area. I set the form to only take 20 characters and the counter shows up, but when I check it through IE the counter doesn't work.

    Appreciate your help. I hope this is clear.





    Re: The 20 character limit, I posted a solution but I don't know if she tried it and it didn't work.


    ~ Wayne

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    Answered on May 14, 2011 at 07:33 PM

    I tried creating a separate .js file and added the source code to the .htm file.  The count did not show and it didn't stop me going over 175 characters.

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    Answered on May 14, 2011 at 08:45 PM

    Helen, this thread should really be used to discuss hiding your email address from scammers. Please discuss the "textarea character limit" issue in the other thread.


    ~ Wayne


    P.S. I'm sure that I gave a solution involving the use of Hivelogic's email obfuscation service in yet another thread but for some reason I can't find it. I'll have to re-post the solution here later.