Captcha word(s) entered almost correctly and still submits

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    Asked on April 25, 2011 at 01:45 PM


    While testing the captcha, I entered the word intentionally almost correct to see what would happen.  I omitted a "(" or didn't capitalize a word...something 'minor' and it still submitted.  I don't really want to have to delete/add the captcha field for all my forms and then have to delete/add them on my site.  Already did that too many times I want to admit because the email notifications don't retain the changes made to the forms.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on April 25, 2011 at 02:15 PM


    This issue has more to do with reCaptcha's technology (trademark by Google). We only incorporate that technology into our forms but we do not have control over how captcha validation works.

    Please take a look at Google's captcha page. Enter captcha words almost correctly (miss a letter from the end or enter only the first word) and you'll see that it accepts your input as correct. I think this is just a minor issue, as it serves the purpose of deterring automated form fillers (robots).

    Hope this post clears your issue. Thank you for using Jotform.