Breaking: #90044 - config.spamProtectEmailAddresses with option “ascii” removed¶
See Issue #90044
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
deprecation error is thrown.
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
-10 and 10.
Alternatively, there is an extension called
emailobfuscator available in the
TYPO3 Extension Repository, which also aims to achieve a similar behaviour.