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contact form sending spam?

Thread began 8/06/2009 2:45 pm by benmater164505 | Last modified 8/06/2009 5:42 pm by benmater164505 | 1532 views | 1 replies

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The Contact form included with the solution pack has three security measures in place.

1) Honey Pots - These are two hidden form elements that are validated to ensure that they are blank. The idea is that if a Robot is hijacking the form, they will will fill in all of the form elements including the hidden ones. If this happens, the form will fail validation.

2) Security Question - This is a question that only a human filling the form would be able to answer correctly

3) Captcha - Similar to the security question, this is an image that shows random alpha numeric characters that only a human would be able to read and enter correctly.

It is possible that a person is manually exploiting your form, but there isn't a lot that can be about that. you could ban access based on the IP address, but that doesn't work if the IP changes.

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