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Can spam bots crawl content in shared links?

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Can spam bots crawl content in shared links?

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I want to add shared links to my website for resources (word docs, spreadsheets, PDFs, etc) in my dropbox account. However, many of the resources have email addresses on them. I would prefer not to password protect them, but I am concerned that spam bots might harvest the emails. 

 

Should I be concerned? 

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Re: Can spam bots crawl content in shared links?

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Hi there @jasonspears, I hope you're well today!

 

Since you would be sharing your links publicly, there's not much I could suggest regarding the security and if bots could access and locate the emails in the docs.

 

If there are bots programmed in that way, then it could be a possibility. 

 

The additional features for shared links, like passwords, are there to give you that extra layer of security. You could even input a very simple one and add it alongside the link.

 

In case of bots, this might be enough to prevent unwanted access to the links.

 

I hope this helps!


Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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