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ChronoForms - mass blank emails

amuresan , February 15 2016, 16:45
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amuresan 4
February 15 2016, 16:45 #356707
Hello,

I recently got 18 empty emails from the same IP Address.
All my forms have required fields.
Most of my forms (except one) implement Google No Captcha.
I have one form that needs to be displayed on every page and I noticed I can't have more than 1 Captcha per page.
How can I handle this form?

Thank you for your help.
GreyHead 64
February 15 2016, 22:40 #356721
Hi amuresan,

Use a different Captcha on the other form - personally I like the original HoneyPot.

Also add some serverside validation to check for required inputs. My best guess here is that this was probably cause by a web-bot scanning and testing the URLs on your site, We've seen that before,

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
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amuresan 4
February 15 2016, 22:46 #356723
Hi Bob,

Thank you for getting back to me.
How can I tell if HoneyPot is working?
How can I add the server side validation? Would this require editing the php files?
I am pretty new to Joomla.

Thank you again.
GreyHead 64
February 16 2016, 10:30 #356728
Hi amuresan,

Please see this FAQ for the HoneyPot - you can check if it is working by using your browser web developer tools to display the invisible input and putting something in it.

Please see this FAQ for Serverside validation.

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
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amuresan 4
February 18 2016, 18:27 #356845
Hi Bob,

Thank you for the references.
I added the hidden field and the server side validation. I tested the form - after filling the hidden field - and the email has been sent. I don't know what went wrong but I will continue debugging.
I am using ChronoForms 5... what do I need in order to setup HoneyPot properly? I added "Load HoneyPot" in the "On load" section and "Check HoneyPot" in the "On submit" section. Would that be enough? How can I tell is working?

I appreciate your help.
GreyHead 64
February 19 2016, 09:53 #356855
Hi amuresan,

As with all the Captchas you need an Event Loop action in the pink On Fail box of the Check action.

Bob
ChronoForms technical support
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amuresan 4
February 19 2016, 14:44 #356873
Hi Bob,

Thank you.