Site Mambot: Edit [ E-mail Cloaking ]



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User Level:

Administrator; Super Administrator


Site Mambot:
Edit [ E-mail Cloaking ]


Mambot Type: content

File Name mosemailcloak.php

Joomla! has the ability, through the E-mail Cloaking Mambot, to add an additional layer of security to the Users e-mail address. It does this by using JavaScript to effectively hide the Users e-mail address when this appears either within the Content Items themselves or in mailto links so:

All would be cloaked by the functionality of this Mambot.

The E-mail Cloaking works in all Content/Static Content Items, and also on those e-mail addresses entered into the Component Contacts. However, it will not work for e-mail addresses that are included in any of the Descriptions within Sections or Categories, or indeed elsewhere. It also will not work in pages contained within a Wrapper Component.



Save: Click Save to save any changes made during the current editing session, and return to the Mambot Manager screen.

Apply: Click Apply to save any changes made so far in the current session, but remain in the Mambot screen to continue editing. If the current action was creating a new Mambot it will now have been saved, and will appear on the Mambot Manager list. In addition, the current session now becomes an Edit action rather than the Add action it was previously. Once the editing session is complete click Save as above.

Close: Click Close at any point to end the current editing session and return to the Mambot Manager screen. Any changes made since the session commenced, or since the last time Apply was clicked, will be lost.

Help: Click the Help icon at any time to view this Help Screen.


Name: Enter a name for the Mambot. The name is used by the Mambot Manager to identify it in its display list of all Mambots.

Folder: Select one of the five Mambot classifications, from the drop down list, that this Mambot is to be assigned to. Once selected, and the Mambot is saved for the first time, this field is not editable.

Mambot file: Enter the name of the .php file, within the joomla_root/mambots directory, that this Mambot is created from.

Mambot Order: This function allows the position for this Mambot in the order of all Mambots to be set within the Mambot Manager.This function becomes active once a Mambot is saved for the first time. By default the new Mambot will be added to the end of the order for that particular classification (Folder) of Mambot.

Select the position where this Mambot is required to be placed, from the drop down list of all installed Mambots. The current Mambot at that position will shift down a position upon saving. The order can also be changed directly within the Mambot Manager.

Access Level: Identify which User Group level can view this Mambot. Select from Public, Registered, or Special. See User Access Levels for further details on these.

Published: Select No or Yes to set whether the Mambot is Published.

Description: Enter a description of the Mambot that explains its function in the open text field. The text will be displayed within the Administrator Back-end only and is for future reference purposes.


Mode: Select one of the options within the drop down list to set how e-mail cloaking will be applied to the relevant e-mail addresses. Options:

  • Non Linkable Text
  • As Linkable mailto address.

Related Information:

 Mambot Manager [ Site ]  Edit [ E-mail Cloaking ]  Edit [ Search Web Links ]
 Site Mambot: New  Edit [ GeSHi ]  Edit [ Search Contacts ]
 Edit [ MOS Image ]  Edit [ Load Module Positions ]  Edit [ Search Categories ]
 Edit [ Legacy Mambot Includer ]  Edit [ MOS Pagination ]  Edit [ Search Sections ]
 Edit [ Code Support ]  Edit [ MOS Image Editor Button ]  Edit [ Search News Feeds ]
 Edit [ SEF ]  Edit [ MOS Pagebreak Editor Button ]  Edit [ No WYSIWYG Editor ]
 Edit [ MOS Rating ]  Edit [ Search Content ]  Edit [ TinyMCE WYSIWYG Editor ]
 Mambots - What are they?  Modules - What are they?  Components - What are they?
 About the Joomla! Extensions Directory    Joomla! Extensions Directory

note icon NOTE: If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this Help screen then please post them in the Suggestions, Modifications, and Corrections forum in the User Documentation Work Group.

Thank you!


The User Documentation Team

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 April 2007 )