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Protecting W&M Email Addresses

Spam bots feast on emails found in web pages but we’ve got a simple trick in Cascade to hide ours. In the editor surround the username with square brackets, for example [[tgriffin]]. Bots only see “useless” text inside brackets and crawl away. Browsers on the other hand will convert the username into a functional email link, in this case

The same trick works for and addresses as well as custom department addresses such as, and Just include a v|, m|, cs|, math| or physics| in front of the username in the double brackets.

Details are available in the help pages. This also works in W&M Events!