Honeypot Anti-Spam

Stable Version 1.0.1 (OutSystems 11)
Published on 4 Feb by 

Honeypot Anti-Spam

Details
Block spam submission from bad bots using Honeypot anti-spam technique: This demo component shows how you can prevent bot spam submissions without using Captcha or 3rd party tools. Use the simple method on submit action and get free from spam submissions.
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Here is a simple addition to the web forms that add honeypot anti-spam functionality to prevent spambots without an ugly captcha.


What is honeypot anti-spam?

As of now, spambots cannot handle javascript, and we exploit this point to add extra fields to your forms using javascript as an anti-spam checker. Since spambots cannot see that field, we check if that field exists. If that field doesn’t exist, we will block spam submission.


How does it work?

The principle of a honeypot is simple — bots are stupid. Somewhat they blindly fill in fields, regardless of whether the field should be filled in or not. This is how a honeypot catches the bot — it introduces an additional field in the form that will cause the form not to validate if filled out.


Note: You can even use this case in the server action to prevent the spam entries in Database.

What’s new (1.0.1)

Updated component with web-block UI.

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Category
User interface, Security & authentication
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This component is not supported by OutSystems. You may use the discussion forums to leave suggestions or obtain best-effort support from the community, including from Manish Gupta who created this component.
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Requirements
Platform:
11.8.0.12006
Database:
All
Stack:
.NET
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