[thelist] how to stop email form spam

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at speakeasy.net
Thu Sep 27 23:57:35 CDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 21:37 -0700, Brady Mitchell wrote:
> > ugh... what do y'all think I should I do?
> Take a look at 
> http://www.modernbluedesign.com/web-design-blog/fighting-spam-with-css.
> Basically you add another form field that is hidden via CSS so the user 
> won't see it but the bots will fill it in. Then in your form processor 
> you add a simple check, if that form is filled in you don't send the email.

Don't forget to make it obvious, somehow, to the carbon-based lifeforms
without CSS-capable browsers, that this extra field should not be filled

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net>

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