Blocking IP Addresses for form fills

It would be great if you could block certain IP addresses from form fills. I know you can block email domains or filter IP addresses for traffic but would be great to block certain IP's from downloading content. Eliminates the possibility of competitors looking at clients' content.

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Community Manager
Community Manager
updated to: Idea Submitted

Hey @Michael2 it's not possible to prevent users with certain IP Addresses from submitting forms to download content (even if it were, they could easily change their location/IP). 

 

 

Would it meet your use-case to use password protected Landing Pages?

 

If not, could you provide some more detail on you, your business, and your use case for restricting form submissions?

staci1074
Regular Contributor

We have customers fill out a form then we email them the requested content, however our competitors are often "borrowing" our content.  If I block their email domain the will just use another email address and it will be harder to track. I'd like to flag their IP and let them get an error message when they try to load the page, or be able to flag them in Hubspot to not recieve content if they fill out the form.   I'm not sure a password protected landing page would really work for us.

JerryReid
Regular Contributor

Maybe try to unsubscribe them?

RachelThorman
New Contributor

We are interested in getting this set up as well!

mreyes
Occasional Contributor

We also need to block people from other countries from filling out our forms.

Please!!

2Theo
New Contributor

I also need to block people, even from seeing particular pages based on IP

susanmsi
Occasional Contributor

We also need to block form submits from international locations. We only offer products and pricing in the USA and 99% of the international forms submissions are spam/scams. Dealing with those emails - including removing them from Hubspot - hurts our productivity. Thanks!

erikaatrecurly
New Contributor

+1 here! Would be very helpful. Same boat as @staci1074 and @Michael2

mattay
Occasional Contributor

We have a use case where we get guest post spammers that are using our contact-us forms to spam us. I usually just delete the record but it's annoying.

Maybe it's a combination of email domain + ip address that identifies these? Maybe, a first step could be to flag the contact as spam, not unlike the function in an email service provider?

cjmaurer
Occasional Contributor

Yup. We're a payroll company. Our industry is no stranger to scammers who inquire about direct deposit for their "employees" only to route all those deposited funds into their personal bank accounts. We've become pretty good at sniffing them out, but when they fill out a "request a quote" form it turns into a waste of time. While we can't prevent anyone from doing it a first time, many come back and try again weeks or months later. So it would be nice to block those form submissions by IP.