can spam robots fill out a paginated form?

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    sacdesigner
    Asked on April 26, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    I'm trying to decide whether to use captcha on my sign up form or not. I'd prefer not to unless mandatory to prevent spam robots. My signup form is paginated with many required fields on each of the 3 pages. So out of curiousity does the pagination of a form or the amount of required fields detour spam robots in any way what so ever? Or is the captcha the only fail proof way to block spam robots?

     

    Thank you....

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    liyam
    Answered on April 27, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    Hello,

    A pagination can be of great help to prevent spam bots from posting on your form although this is not a 100% fail-proof solution against spam bots.  This is because a URL parameter submission can also be done to your form and because the pagination script of jotform only divides the contents of a single form and not actually different forms.

    I have no actual knowledge nor have I seen a spam bot submission on a multi-page form similar to the functions like jotform but I do believe it's still possible to submit a spam and automate it.

    Hope this helps.

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    sacdesigner
    Answered on April 27, 2011 at 04:49 AM

    thank you for the info... this helps very much....

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    NeilVicente
    Answered on April 27, 2011 at 06:36 AM

    Glad that one of our support team members was able to help you.


    Neil