I have a Webflow form where i’m databinding a dropdown list with items from the CMS to pass over to Zapier for inclusion in my Zaps. I’m using the excellent technique i found here to pull in the CMS Fields that i’m wanting to pass over to Zapier. The dropdown list contains around 80 items. The value string that i’m needing to pass to Zapier contains an email address. See here for example:
<option value="Burbank | email@example.com | California">California - Burbank</option> <option value="West St. Paul | firstname.lastname@example.org | No_Group ">Minnesota - West St. Paul</option>
I’m concerned that exposing these emails is not a very good idea and I may be opening them up for possible spam. I assume this is not a best practice.
This is the snippet of the HTML Embed used in the form:
Admittedly, this is a bit beyond my expertise but what i’m thinking of doing is using something like the
replace() script method to find the
@ symbol and replace it with a preset text like
*246810* for example to help disguise the email address. Something like this?:
var str = "West St. Paul | email@example.com | No_Group "; var res = str.replace("@", "*246810*");
Once in Zapier, i can use their tools to search and replace the
*246810* text back to the
So my questions are:
- Is this a dumb idea?
- Would this accomplish my goal of disguising the email addresses to help shield them from spam bots?
- Is there another way of doing this?
Any advise would be much appreciated!