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4. Payment Buttons > 39. Hide Your Email Address from Spammers

Hide Your Email Address from Spammers

Use your PayPal referral ID to prevent your email address from being harvested by spammers.

Spam (unsolicited bulk email) is a growing problem for Internet users, especially for those who have web sites that can be spidered by spambots looking for email addresses. The HTML generated by the PayPal Button Factory contains the email address listed in your PayPal account, making it available to address harvesters. Prevent this potential misuse by replacing your email address with your referral ID (also known as the affiliate ID).

Warning

This hack does not work with the HTML code generated for the PayPal Shopping Cart [Hack #45] . It also doesn’t support encrypted buttons [Hack #37] , although buttons protected by encryption are already well-protected from spammers.


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