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byFrankP, August 29, 2011
Having got some users of a website who insisted in putting their phone numbers into articles, I thought that the least I could do was to "obfuscate" the phone number to prevent harvesting.

I located this plug-in which was fast to download by searching for extensions containing "obfuscate". It installed without issues and worked immediately (after enabling the plug-in). To use it I edited the the article in the article manager (with tiny-mce), then surrounded the phone number with {obfuscate} and {/obfuscate} and saved the result. Worked immediately. Great.

A few things to note:
1) You have to enable the plugin after installing it in plugin manager to make it work - it's called "Content - ObfuscateMe"

2) I did not try the user defined parameters "Alternative tag" or "Alternative message"

3) Don't use this around text containing email addresses if you also have Joomla's email obfuscation plug in enabled (Content - Email Cloaking).