user46688 user46688 -4 years ago 99
PHP Question

is email address embedded in PHP code on webpage really hidden from external world?

If I have a contact form with PHP embedded in it that contains a php variable with my email address, is there anyway for the external world to view that email address?

If I right-click to view source on the webpage, the PDF section containing the email address is not displayed, leading me to believe my email address is securely hidden.

Is it really hidden, or am I fooling myself?


Here's the code I'm using:

Answer Source

Yes, it is hidden from the outside world. As long as you aren't echoing it out into your page contents, no one can see it.

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