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    What is the difference between loose check and strict check?

    Asked by emac232 on January 04, 2012 at 05:32 PM

    I want to limit someone to only 5 entries per form. how exactly would I go about doing that?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by idarktech on January 04, 2012 at 08:32 PM



    Loose check only uses cookies to check uniqueness. User's can bypass this by clearing their browsers cookie or use different browsers. 

    Strict check also checks IP addresses. When enabled, only 1 submission entry per 1 unique IP address.

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know.  Thank you for using JotForm!


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    Answered by pmgibson on May 02, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    If I had multiple forms throughout one website, and I only want to allow users to complete each form once, which check would I use?

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Goldo on May 02, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    You can use Strick Check for that. Only 1 submission entry per IP address is allowed for this method.

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    Answered by anil mishra  on July 22, 2017 at 04:58 AM


    I want to know about loose check and how I can apply for it . please give me solution for this.

    anil mishra



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    JotForm Support

    Answered by liyam on July 22, 2017 at 07:42 AM


    You have responded to an old thread. But anyhow, you can check out this guide to know more about setting your form's restriction to loose check and strict: https://www.jotform.com/help/64-How-to-Set-Unique-Submissions-on-a-Form

    If you have additional questions, please let us know.