Most of us like to receive messages; nobody likes to receive spam messages. Once one of our email addresses becomes known to spammers we are going to be targeted. Let's see how we can shutdown one common way that spammers harvest email addresses.
Everyone knows what a honeypot is; right? Wrong!
We recently realized that we had never addressed the Honeypot module specifically in a blog post. Let's take a look at it now.
In earlier blog postings I've talked about using Mollom's services to mitigate spam that originates through a website's Contact page. In this post I'll show effective it can be.
We hate spam! And, we're sure that our clients do also. Therefore, we routinely incorporate a couple of features in our websites that have been proven to dramatically reduce, if not eliminate completely, spam submissions through our contact pages and webforms.
We also love our legitimate site visitors and we don't want to waste their time, and possibly antagonize them, with intrusive antispam techniques like unnecessary CAPTCHAs when they want to send us a message.
Almost everyone hates spam (the electronic type anyway); the only exceptions being the spammers themselves and maybe the companies profiting from and/or protecting against it. Some spam fighting technologies are so effective that we may take them for granted and forget that they're actually working day in and day out protecting us from the spammers. In particular, Google's spam fighting for Google hosted email is particularly effective and easy to overlook.