Quote form on web page

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by toac, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. toac

    toac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

    On my old (and new) website I'm using a simple CGI form mail script to allow potential customers to request a quote online. My old website is producing a lot of spam for male enhancement, porn, etc...:hammerhead:

    It is really not a huge deal, but it's quite annoying. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can limit the amount of spam coming through my website quote request form? Any new script suggestions?

    I'll post an example of the spam form that comes to my email.
     
  2. toac

    toac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

    This message was sent from:
    http://www.thelawnbarber.net/quote.html
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Name of sender: Andreas
    Address: None
    City: Memphis
    Zip: None
    Phone: None
    Email: EliasZherib86@......com
    Services: None
    ------------------------- COMMENTS -------------------------

    Great place to visit!
    "<a href=***********************"




    The ******************** is a web address for male enhancement, porn, etc...
     
  3. toac

    toac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

    sorry, I lied. My old website is using a PHP script.

    My new website (yet to be spammed) is using a simple CGI form mail script.

    How can I make sure that the quote being submitted is from a real human as opposed to a bot?
     
  4. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    I can't remember what it is called but you can put like 7-8 letters at the bottom that are goofy looking that people need to type in kinda like ticketmaster does...this will help
     
  5. toac

    toac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

  6. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    Yep that's what it's called, "Captcha"...glad I could help, nice site by the way!
     

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