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Add CAPTCHA to an Email Form

With myContactForm.com adding a CAPTCHA field to your form is very easy. CAPTCHA is the best way to prevent automated bots from submitting your email form.

What is CAPTCHA?

CAPTCHA is a randomly generated string of characters which must be entered correctly into your form before it can be submitted. This is designed to ensure that a human is actually submitting the form and not an automated spam-bot. A sample form using CAPTCHA can be seen here.

The tutorial below assumes that you have already built a form within the myContactForm.com software. This is quite easy to do. You my read a tutorial for creating a basic email form here.

1. Add Visual Verifiction (CAPTCHA) to Your Form

a. Go to myContactForm.com

b. Enter your login information and click Login

c. Go through the Form Wizard to create a new form. If you have already created your form within the myContactForm.com interface, proceed below.

d. Click Form Security / Anti-SPAM under the Control Panel

e. Click Configure under where it says Visual Verification (CAPTCHA)

f. Check the boxes next to the forms which you would like to enable Visual Verification (CAPTCHA) for

Configure the Visual Verification

g. Click Update Configuration

2. Update Your Form's HTML

a. Click

b. Click the Get HTML button

c. Use your mouse to highlight and select all of the HTML code within the code box.

d. Click Edit > Copy (or press CTRL+C) within your web browser to copy the HTML code to your computer.

3. Insert the HTML into your Website

Once you have copied the form HTML code to your computer, it is time to paste the code into your physical website. Whether you are doing this from a traditional HTML based web page or a more complicated blog or CMS system, we have instructions for you. Links to these tutorials can be found within the main left side navigation bar.