Spam Discouragement

Enable Captcha

  1. Go to Find Content
  2. Click the Webform tab
  3. Select The title of the form in question to view it as visitor would
  4. Scroll to the bottom and click the large red text "CAPTCHA: No challenge enabled"
  5. Smaller text reading "place a CAPTCHA here for untrusted users" will appear. Click on that text to open a page with CAPTCHA options.
  6. From the pull-down, select any of the CAPTCH types. The default type is set to "rmath" which offers the visitor a simple math problem to solve.
  7. Save

Un-publish or close the form when no longer needed

The longer a form is public, the more likely it is that spammers will find it. So if the form is just a temporary survey (even if you might re-use it later) and the survey period is over, it's a good idea to un-publish it. You can always republish it at a later date for a new (or the same) survey. Alternatively you can close the form to prevent further submissions. This is also a good usability to make it clear to your visitors that you are no longer collecting RSVPs or survey results.

To close a webform and prevent further submissions,

  1. Go to Find Content
  2. Click the Webform tab
  3. Select Form settings next to the form in question
  4. Set the status of the form to “closed”
  5. Scroll down and Save configuration

Do NOT delete form components to prevent further submissions. When you delete a form component, all submissions in that form field are also removed.