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PHP

Michael Cain
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Michael Cain
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PHPMailer with captcha

Hi guys, has anyone ever made a web form using PHPMailer and added a captcha to it for extra spam prevention methods?

I've followed the PHP tracks and made the contact form for the t-shirt store successfully, thereafter making my own forms using the same methods, but I find the honeypot trap is easily by-passed and we're still getting a fair amount of spam through.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Cheers! Michael

2 Answers

There isn't any need to reinvent the wheel, so I would recommend using something that is already developed. Check these out and see if one might work for your site's design. http://tympanus.net/codrops/2009/09/22/21-free-captcha-sources/