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    Email in URL?


    I'm auditing a site, and Screaming Frog is showing a bunch of 302 URLs, where the client's email is in the URL. It looks like this:

    http://website.com/products/category/sales@client.com

    I have no idea what these could have been for, since they're being redirected to an error page they created...Has anyone seen something like this before, and what would be the reason?
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    The consequences of this will be the updating of the database of spammers when their bots get to these pages.
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    I Never faced This Kind of Problem, i guess every url indicate like a Separate Page.
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    Ya, it's really weird...There's like over 100 of these URLs, and there isn't any rhyme or reason. Some or old product URL's, blog, news presses, etc...all redirecting to an error page. Not sure what's going on, but I'm going to be making sure these are 301 instead of 302, and redirect them to the home page, instead of the 404 page. Just wish I knew what the purpose was.
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    Never seen this but maybe you should check if you don't see any sales@client.com into href tags instead of mailto tags. Could be a stupid coding error.

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    • Digital Marketeer agrees : Good suggestion - but nope, wasn't a stupid coding error. :)
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    Hi Digital Marketeer,

    Could you PM me the website URL, a page exemple where the error shows and tell me what CMS it is built on? I'll try to take a quick look at it today.

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