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Old 01-02-2010, 01:55 AM
swecs + swecs is offline
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Default CAPTCHA on Feedback forms

hey there, just wondering if anyone has a customisation to add CAPTCHA to the feedback forms in Website Publisher 5?

My forms are receiving spam entries every day and it's very annoying. I have voted to add this feature in the Ideas log but it only has around 5 votes (!!) and so I'm not sure if it will get added. This seems like an important feature to me.

Anyway, if anyone knows of a way to add a CAPTCHA to the feedback forms, any ideas would be most welcome.

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Graeme
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:17 AM
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I am ABSOLUTELY DROWNING in the spam that is coming from my forms! I'm going to have to remove them, what an absolute pain.

Interspire, any news on if this can be fixed?

Anyone have a solution?

Cheers
Graeme
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:33 AM
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Hi, the function exists:

http://yoursite.com/admin/index.php?...re&id=comments

Its under Settings (top right)

Under dropdown list, choose "Comment Settings"

In that form, you can find a way to enable Captcha for comments.
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:38 AM
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Thanks, but unfortunately that is related to Comments spam (which I already have turned on). I'm referring to feedback form spam. There is a CAPTCHA on the basic contact form, but not for any feedback forms you create under the "Feedback Forms" menu.

Graeme
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Old 01-06-2010, 05:53 PM
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I have a client who's getting hammered with Spam from feedback forms in their IWP site. A CAPTCHA option would be very helpful (built in or as a customisation).

@swecs - have you got a link to your idea in the ideas lab? I'll vote for it (although Interspire don't seem to be updating it very frequently).

Cheers,
Jon
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:19 AM
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Hi Jon, the link to the ideas lab is http://ideas.interspire.com/pages/35...orms?ref=title

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Graeme
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:33 AM
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I checked with Interspire if this was being developed and they said:

"I can confirm for you that this feature is not currently being worked and will not be included in any near-future release."

so i'm going to pay someone to develop this feature. if anyone wants it to, happy to split the cost.

Graeme
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:10 AM
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That is sad, the recent replies from the support team is quite bad. They lack the enthusiasm I knew for years. There are also many pirated scripts in the market. I am going to vote for Interspire to encrypt the core files in the source code. Its not fair, we paid for it and risk getting lousy support in future when the sales drop because of all these Thieves.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:54 PM
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This week I am getting 40-50 form spams a day, so I decided to do something about it.

1) I used Cpanel with my hosting to find some stats and more importantly, IP address of people visiting my site and viewing more just the usual four or five pages. This is time consuming and you have to use an IP lookup service to figure out who you may be banning. My Cpanel has an IP Banning area so it's easy to ban someone, but very time consuming.

2) On the one form that seems to be targeted, I added a drop down list called "Anti-Spam Security Question" and I ask a very common security question. Something that everyone knows. Then I created a list of several answers and put my answer in the list.

Next in my email program on my desktop, I created one rule that looks for emails containing the exact answer I have in the form, and my rule makes the message change color and my mail icon bounce so I know when I have a real answer.

I added another rule that looks for "
Typically the spam just picks the first option from each drop down.

I know this is not a perfect system and it's not a "real" captcha approach, but it's simple to set up.
 

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