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Spam Protection

automatic detection of address-harvesting risks

Mara 2.3-on includes a simple but effective detection system for harvestable email addresses posted into site pages.

The detection mechanism is smart enough to distinguish between email addresses and other similar but unrelated constructs such as Twitter accountnames. It is also able to find email addresses regardless of whether they are enclosed in a 'mailto' construct. It does not perform any checks on the existence or otherwise of the email account or domain in question, but purely detects all textual constructs which have the valid form of an email address.

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