Form Spam

Lately the problem of “FORM SPAM” has been growing. Form Spam is basically junk responses arriving via online web contact and enquiry forms.

Form Spam is generated when a spammer sets up a “software bot” that crawls the internet looking for web forms – and subsequently fills it in with junk and sends it to the site owner…

Once your form has been discovered by one of these “spam bots” you will no doubt begin to receive a continual stream of junk emails from your form.

One solution to this problem is to add a “turing test” or “security code” to your web based forms. This requires the form submitter to answer a question or submit a code generally only decipherable by a human.

If you are having problems with form spam we can help. We have upgraded a number of online forms to use a security turing test.