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    Senior Member leprechaun13's Avatar
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    Im using a contact form on my dads website and recently he started to recieve spam mail via the contact form. I was wondering if any legal action can be taken as I know at what time they visited the website and have their IP. I am going to prevent them spamming further by writing a contact form that uses CAPTCHA.
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    Or you could name your fields something weird and tag on a validator. For example, instead of `email' you could name your field `asdfwerawer', and then redirect them to the same page if they don't fill in an email address. Since the bots won't be able to tell that's an email, they'll have more trouble spamming, and they won't know the form didn't submit. Some bots will just fill everything in, of course, but hey, whatever :-)

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    or something like this
    Regards Phil,


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    Yep ... I started doing the "human interaction" thing on my blog too. LOVE IT!
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    Senior Member leprechaun13's Avatar
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    my inital idea was to have a along the lines of please type YeS if you are human
    Regards Phil,


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    Any simple thing like that, once defeated one time, can be repeated infinite times. Only a CAPTCHA (a reasonably good one) provides a decent level of security.
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    Yes ... CAPTCHA is definitely the way to go if you have a high level of traffic.

    But ... with my little blog, the simple word thing is enough .... for now
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    Senior Member leprechaun13's Avatar
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    yea the site im workin on is only low level traffic but still gone for captcha dev version here
    Regards Phil,



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