Breaking: #90044 - config.spamProtectEmailAddresses with option "ascii" removed¶
The TypoScript setting
config.spamProtectEmailAddresses set to
ascii has no
effect anymore as the ASCII-encryption feature has been removed.
The option changed any links to emails like
to point to the ASCII-encoded equivalent. Since all browsers (and most bots/crawlers)
do this automatically and instantly this feature has no spam-protection
Setting the option to
ascii has no effect anymore, which is the same as not
setting the option at all. However, in case the option is set to
E_USER_DEPRECATED error is raised.
TYPO3 installations having this option set in their TypoScript setup.
In case you still want to keep a email SPAM protection around, it is recommended
to set the option
config.spamProtectEmailAddresses to a numeric value between
Alternatively, there is an extension called
emailobfuscator available in the
TYPO3 Extension Repository, which also aims to achieve a similar behaviour.