Anti-bot and SPAM protection in Forms Family products – Supporting CAPTCHA in Form Maker Pro and Form Processor Pro
August, 2006 – Web Site Scripts going to release Form Maker Pro and Form Processor Pro with CAPTCHA support.
What is CAPTCHA?
CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” and is a way for you to try and ensure that the visitor submitting a form on your website is actually a person.
Why use CAPTCHA?
The most common use of CAPTCHA on the web today is to try and prevent the automatic submission of forms by programs designed to submit a form repeatedly, typically called a bot, usually for the purpose of spam. By adding a CAPTCHA to your form, you can cut down on the amount of spam you receive via a contact form or can prevent bots from signing up for accounts on your website.
Another form of spam which can be reduced through the use of a CAPTCHA is comment spam. Spammers will post links back to their site in order to increase the number of links back to their site to make their site rank higher in search engines.
Upcoming releases of new versions of Form Maker Pro and Form Processor Pro will include CAPTCHA feature to help protect our customers from bots and spamming. New versions are ready and should be released in two weeks!