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Spam Filtering With Honeypot

Protecting your website from malicious bots and spammers is essential for maintaining its integrity and user experience. One effective method is to integrate a honeypot within your HTML forms. A honeypot acts as a trap, allowing you to differentiate between legitimate users and automated spam bots.

To implement a honeypot in your HTML form, you can simply insert the following code snippet:

<input type="hidden" name="_gotcha" style="display:none !important">

This line creates a hidden input field named “_gotcha”, which remains invisible to genuine users but is susceptible to being filled out by bots.

If you prefer to use a custom name for your honeypot field, you can easily adjust it by modifying the “name” attribute within the form settings.

By detecting any value within the honeypot field upon form submission, you can swiftly identify and filter out submissions from malicious bots, safeguarding your website’s functionality and security.