Other alternatives of drawing and words captcha?

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    Asked on March 23, 2016 at 02:47 PM
    also I would like to ask if there are only the two alternatives of captcha: the drawing-captcha and the one with the words. No other captchas available? I do not like the word-captcha because of the negative words that are sometimes displayed. And the drawing-captcha seems not to work on all smartphones.
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    Answered on March 23, 2016 at 03:03 PM

    If you are referring only with captcha, unfortunately these are two widgets available at the moment to use with JotForm.  However, we have few other widgets that might help you in avoiding spam submissions such as signature pad, tic-tac-toe, email validator, etc.

    Please take a look at the widgets available under verification category that might help you with this.



    Hope this information helps! 

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    Answered on March 23, 2016 at 03:06 PM

    thank you !

    I checked those you mentioned. Unfortunately they afford a lot of time like confirmation by email oder playing with the computer. But I need only a spam-preventer. 

    It would be really great if Jotform could make available more real captcha-alternatives - f.e. those that display numbers.


    I thank you in advance

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    Answered on March 23, 2016 at 03:55 PM

    You can check this guide about adding captcha on your form: https://www.jotform.com/help/205-How-to-Add-a-Captcha-Field 

    Currently there are 3 options that you can use.

    Option 1: Use our default captcha field.


    Option 2: Using Google reCAPTCHA widget.

    Option 3: Using the Drawing Captcha widget as mentioned. 


    Other than those, we do not have any other captchas that you can use. I believe we are implementing captcha security just like other services. I am not quite sure about the negative words, could you cite an example? You could try using Google reCAPTCHA widget, they used images instead. I presume they are implementing this based on standards and there should be no violent images shown (as far as I know). To learn more about Google's reCaptcha, you can check it here: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/index.html 

    I hope that helps.

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    Answered on March 23, 2016 at 04:07 PM

    Thank you Charlie

    I know how to use it I had the drawingcaptcha for quite a time in the form. But it looks like it does not work on some smartphones. 

    I tried use the recaptcha, but I am facing other problems with it. it is  described in this thread: 



    Do you know where to get alternatives outside jotform and how to integrate them in a jotform?

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    Answered on March 23, 2016 at 04:54 PM

    The only way to add a custom captcha codes to your form would be to get the source code version of your JotForm form, find or develop a code for captcha verification that functions in the way that you desire, and add it into the source code of your form.

    Using the source code version of your form would have some drawbacks, such as you'd have to update the source code of your published/embedded form every time after making changes to the form on JotForm.

    If you want to have a form that is fully editable on JotForm and automatically updated whenever you make a change to the form, then as already recommended you'd have to use one of our currently existing captcha verification methods, such as:

    1. A regular captcha field.

    2. Google reCAPTCHA widget.

    3. Drawing Captcha widget.

    If there is anything else we can help you with, please let us know.