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Online webforms are a magnet for spambots.

Luckily 99Inbound supports the use of ‘honeypot fields’, which are designed to trick spam bots into completing a ‘fake’ form field that is invisible to real humans.

If 99Inbound detects the presence of a completed honeypot field it will reject the entry as spam (without letting the bot know that anything is wrong).

Adding the honeypot field to your form

99Inbound provides a specific honepot field configuration in the application UI. Go to your endpoing configuration screen and scroll down to the spam section. Then copy/past the provided field into your form:

Spam config

This field has been pre-populated with a realistic-enough sounding field name that is unique to your form and is designed to trick spambots into completing it. However this field will be invisible to regular users and will not be autocompleted by browsers.

The same technique is used for 99Inbound’s embeddable forms.