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Email Protector Plugin

Email Protector - Safely cloak email addresses in Joomla!

Email Protector cloaks email addresses in your Joomla! website, making them unreadable for spambots.

Email Protector is a replacement for the Joomla! core email cloaking plugin.

The core email cloaking plugin has a couple of issues and shortcomings. Email Protector solves these issues.

The core email cloaking plugin uses the javascript document.write method, which is outdated and can cause issues with other javascripts.
It also relies solely on javascript to cloak the email addresses, which means that if the javascript fails for whatever reason, you cannot see the email address at all.

Email Protector cloaks the email addresses in a different manner which solves this issue.
It uses both CSS and javascript to cloak the email addresses. When javascript fails to load, it will still display the email address to the visitor, but in a cloaked manner.

The core email cloaking plugin is a content plugin. This means it only works in articles and content that is specifically passed through the content plugins. As a result this often means that email addresses in modules and 3rd party extensions are not cloaked.

Email Protector is a system plugin and is written in a way that it will cloak email adresses in your entire website. So also in modules and 3rd party extensions.

The core email cloaking plugin has the option to convert all email addreses to mailto links or display them as plain text.

Email Protector has an extra (default) setting to leave the email addresses as you create them in the content. So if the email address is a mailto link, it leaves it as a link. And when it is only text, leave it like that.

How to use it:

NoNumber extensions require php 5.3+
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Reviews: 2
An extension that does what is says and is very easy to install.

Works perfect out of the box.

Nice job Peter, thank you !
Reviews: 3
I used some third party extensions and they gave a javascript error message with the email cloaking.
I unpublished the joomla core plugin and installed the "Email Protector" et voilà, the javascript problem with the extensions used was solved.
An exellent peace of work!
Reviews: 4
It is the second extension from Peter that I am using. No complicated setting and does what it should.
Reviews: 4
This is one more required plugin from NoNumber which we simply must install in all Joomla sites!
Reviews: 2
Another fantastic module from Peter at NoNumbers! This module is far superior in every way to the Joomla! core version!

Fantastic module, and superb support! Keep up the good work!!!
Reviews: 1
We've been using a few NoNumber plugins recently, which have all been great. The functionality of Email Protector, in my opinion, is superior to the core Email Cloaking in that it has fewer (if any) conflicts and a couple key options that the core lacked.

I've stumbled on a couple bugs, which is to be expected with just about any extension. But what makes NoNumber special is that van Weston has promptly fixed each and every one when we bring them to his attention.

So kudos for an awesome plugin, I'd highly recommend this and all NoNumber extensions.
Reviews: 2
Yes NoNumber, you save my life once again with that extension.

As usual with all your stuff, it works like a charm, it's easy to use and to understand

Thank you so much
Reviews: 10
What a handy plugin...... goes beyond the core email cloaking to cover the whole site rather than just Content.

Easy install disables the core plugin. Just install and then clear your caches (site and browser). There's even a notice to tell you to do it.

The No Numbers Framework is also installed as part of the package if you don't already have it.

Great stuff!
Reviews: 1
I use it on several Joomla! 2.5 and 3.x sites.
And ... it works fine :-)

Thanks Peter, for another great Extension :-)