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6:59 AM
@Aravona Crazy folks these archers :D
 
 
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10:29 AM
@RoryAlsop any good way to block spammers from a salesforce form - they do all the validating, I've added recaptcha and hidden the oid. Still getting rediculous number of people signing up to multiple sites. Pain in the arse.
 
10:45 AM
@Aravona once the email is out there, spammers will sell it on to other spammers, so the first step is to change the email.
 
@RoryAlsop It's just pinging a Salesforce Web to Lead form, so there's no email - it's just a form on a site
(btw love the new profile picture!)
 
And they go through the effort of the captcha etc ? Wow. Next step then is to actually automate review of content. There are libraries to do this (along the lines of how charcoal works here)
Thanks. I decided I should update it after doing some reddit stuff
 
Ahh ok, so the next step would be an interim between the form and salesforce to basically decide if it's a genuine lead?
(~also the form is shoddy because I put it in a html file on my local machine and it sent through)
I'm wondering if it's actually a person spamming, I mean, people do - people are paid to, though it's stupid.
 
 
1 hour later…
11:58 AM
@Aravona you could try a honey pot ostraining.com/blog/coding/honeypot
or add a captcha
we had good results from the honeypot on my old web site, we didn't want to add a captcha because we didn't want to loose leads
the trick is to not let them know they've triggered the honeypoit but to make them think it's worked
 
12:20 PM
@Liam yeah we've put a recaptcha on some, ant it looks like it may have deterred some of the spam but we'll see, apparently with SalesForces there is an ID you pass in the form and if you get the ID then you can actually spam SalesForce without even using a form... brilliant coding their end huh?
Btw Google is doing an invisible recaptcha - but it's not out yet.
 

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