From Contact Forms to Email Obsfucation
What’s the problem? In the process of building this web site, as well as others, one of the first thing I try to do is to get some method of contact available immediately. With over a million installations, Contact Form 7 was an obvious choice:
But I had real problems with Contact form 7 on this site. I tried installing an SMTP plugin line WP SMTP, thinking that by bypassing the basic PHP mail() function, it would fix the problem… It didn’t.
Email address obfuscation is the ability to scramble the email address presented in your underlying HTML code, while still making the mailto: link usable by a visitor to your site.
There are methods of email address obfuscation that range from complex PHP methods that require detailed code changes, to presenting your email address in a non-clickable form. Presenting your email address as me [at] example [dot] com gets the point across, but makes it impossible for your visitor to click to send an email.