[thelist] how to stop email form spam

kasimir-k kasimir.k.lists at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 06:26:07 CDT 2007

Erika scribeva in 28/09/2007 3:57:
> I have a very simple perl cgi email form on a client's site that about a 
> year ago started being attacked by spammers.
> ugh... what do y'all think I should I do?

Captchas and CSS-hidden solutions do have their accessibility and 
usability problems. But asking simple questions is surprisingly 
effective, as others have noted.

On my personal site I decided to trust the bots' honesty, and just ask
Unfortunately spam robots tend to abuse forms like this - to prevent it, 
please type in the following box "human" (if you are one, that is - if 
you are a robot, please type "robot")

No bot yet has been dishonest enough to claim being a human :-)


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