Knowledgebase: Tech 101
How does CloudFlare protect email addresses?
Posted by Danni on 08 December 2011 03:02 PM
CloudFlare protects email addresses on your site by encrypting the email address in the source code. By doing so, this stops malicious bots from harvesting the email address and as a result, the bot cannot send spam to the email address. To humans, the email displays normal. It is only encrypted in the source code. With this functionality, you no longer have to use solutions like writing out email addresses (i.e. help [at] cloudflare [dot] com) or using graphics. 
We have designed this so it doesn't break anything on your site, but if it does, you can turn it off through your CloudFlare Settings Page and by selecting "off" for Email Address Obfuscation (Your Websites --> Settings --> CloudFlare settings)
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