Implement reCAPCHA on Mac OS X 10.6

First posted on the 17th March, 2011 – IT
Last modified on the 25th August, 2011, at 6:02 pm

I want to publish my email address but don’t want to get lots of spam. Although there are many ways to do this, such as replacing simple text replacement e.g. using [at] instead of @, they all look ugly. One solution is to use the MailHide and a CAPTCHA.

Such email address hiding can be implemented site wide in WordPress using the WP-reCAPTCHA plugin. However, in order to work the mcrypt PHP module is needed.

To install mcrypt on Mac OS X 10.6.6 the following can be done