How we prevent spam via the Prospect Widget


Q: Is there a way to add a human verification feature to the Prospect Widget to help prevent submission spam?

A: Human verification is also referred to as the CAPTCHA. We have done one better, we use a honeypot or reverse human verification system on our form to attempt to detect robots.

A honeypot is not the same thing as a CAPTCHA. In fact, it's the opposite. There is a hidden field that robots/spambots fill out that humans don't. If the field isn't filled out, then we know the submitter of the form is a human. It has all the benefits of a CAPTCHA, except that your clients don't have to try to fill in annoying mis-shapen letters.

Neither are perfect, but it has been working pretty well for our clients. You can read more about the philosophy behind honeypots here:

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