reCAPTCHA v3 - Form Spam Protection
Spammers unfortunately love using bots to send Spam, and this automated form spam can be as much of a problem as general email spam coming into your inbox. Setting up protection on your forms is important to reduce the form spam.
Please note, even with reCAPTCHA added onto your forms, it is still possible you may still get a few spam emails each day. What is less obvious is that reCAPTCHA is still filtering out upwards of 80% of the spam that would otherwise be coming through.
Why doesn't reCAPTCHA solve all spam?
Quite simply, as technology is built to stop spam, spammers get smarter and find ways past this technology, so they are usually one step ahead of spam protection tools on the internet.
What is reCAPTCHA?
reCAPTCHA is a free service that protects your website from spam and abuse. reCAPTCHA uses an advanced risk analysis engine and adaptive CAPTCHAs to keep automated software from engaging in abusive activities on your site. It does this while letting your valid users pass through with ease.
Find out more here.
Is form spam a virus?
Form spam may contain links to sites with viruses on them, but the actual form spam itself is not a virus.