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 an 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.