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Practical HTML5 Projects by Adrian W. West

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C H A P T E R  11

Secure Feedback Methods

Emails and feedback forms are the most popular contact methods allowing users to communicate easily with web site owners. Unfortunately, both contact methods can be abused. Hackers can hijack a form and use it to send malware to the site owner. E-mail addresses are harvested and sold to spammers. Both actions cause distress and an influx of spam to the site owner; and they don’t enhance the reputation of the web designer. This chapter discusses some options to prevent these risks.

Enciphering Email Addresses to Prevent Spam

Escrambler is a free, anti-spam device. It was originally produced as a plain, clickable link, and was later enhanced by the addition of an image of the email address by InnerPeace.org. ...

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