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In the websites that I design I need to include email contacts for various people - registration, technical, program, etc. Although we have good antispam protection, a client has requested that the mailto addresses be "embedded." Obviously, that really isn't obfuscation. What should I do? I don't want to use contact forms for all these people - it's not user-friendly and too cumbersome. Should I encrypt? ROT13? I can't find any current, great advice.

The websites are html/css made with Dreamweaver.
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The various people should be in a dropdown box or radio button option.
It's not cumbersome at all (takes just one mouse click). Then also use a simple CAPTCHA script, and use a send button. The email is hidden after the post page and is sent from the webserver.

Any obfuscation can is useless as bots just interpret the script and get the end result anyway.

Some people go as far as only showing an image, but that means the person has to open their email program and type in the email address themselves.
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Thank you for your solution. A contact box does seem to be the only way.
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