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Email Address Image

Release status:Extension status unmaintained

ImplementationTemplate:Extension#type Tag
DescriptionTemplate:Extension#description Generates an image of input text for obfuscating email addresses.
Author(s)Template:Extension#username Maarten van Dantzich (Thinklingtalk)
Latest versionTemplate:Extension#version 1.1 (2008-02-25)
MediaWikiTemplate:Extension#mediawiki 1.11+
Database changesTemplate:Extension#needs-updatephp No
LicenseTemplate:Extension#license No license specified
Download Template:WikimediaDownload/svn
Hooks usedTemplate:Extension#hook

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What can this extension do?[edit]

This extension turns text between <email> and </email> tags into an image of the text, so you can embed email addresses in your wiki without having them harvested by spammers. The address will not be clickable or copy/pastable; users will have to copy it by hand into a mail.


The email address must be specified in this tag format: <email>user@domain.com</email>. The code verifies that the text between the tags looks like an email address to prevent HTML/XSS injection.


Copy the files from SVN into $IP/extensions/EmailAddressImage/, then add the include to your LocalSettings.php.

Note that the code assumes you're placing the code files into $IP/extensions/EmailAddressImage/. If you place them elsewhere, you must modify the URL generated in the code to match.

Changes to LocalSettings.php[edit]


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