[EP-tech] Re: Spam filtering on request emails

John Salter J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Mar 5 13:58:27 GMT 2014


Andrew,
If you're on a recent-ish version of EPrints, the Captcha is there for the taking ;o)

If you look at ~/archives/ARCHIVEID/cfg/workflow/request/default.xml, it's there, but commented out.
I wrote this as a guide:
http://wiki.eprints.org/w/Recaptcha
 - if there's anything wrong in the instructions, let me know or edit it!

Cheers,
John


-----Original Message-----
From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew Beeken
Sent: 05 March 2014 13:43
To: eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Subject: [EP-tech] Spam filtering on request emails

Hello!

I’ve just been investigating an issue internally with “Request a copy” forms being used by bots to generate spam emails. The current solution here is to remove the contact email from the record, removing this option altogether which I don’t really think is a solution at all. Has anyone else encountered this and come up with a better solution? Perhaps tying a CAPTCHA box into this form?

Andrew

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