Protects e-mail addresses from being found by spam spiders (or any other web crawler).

Author:Jacob Hallsten (profile at
WordPress version required:2.8.5
WordPress version tested:3.0.5
Plugin version:1.5.8
Added to WordPress repository:03-06-2010
Last updated:22-06-2010
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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EMAILProtect hides a normal e-mail string (e.g. “”) by editing the HTML code.
This does not effect the outcome as the normal user sees it, but it make’s it impossible for
web crawlers to locate the e-mail address.

Most crawlers these days are “non-javascript crawlers” (to speed up the crawling process)
which means that almost no crawlers can see the re-written e-mail addresses – even though
it looks just the same for the regular user.

If you look in the source code of you WordPress page, with this plugin activated, you will see
a JavaScript (e.g. <script type='text/javascript'>plug_emp('3;4;1;6#cominfo1domain');</script>)
where it’s supposed to be an e-mail address.