Aug 4, 2022 9:19 AM
recaptcha button is not working on forms, it just skips it, submits form as normal. We are having an odd up tick of spam submissions so I need the recaptcha to work and make it harder for people to submit the form if they arent interested in our products..why isnt the pop up portion of the recaptcha showing images for people to click on and the submit the form?
2 weeks ago
I am having the same issue with ReCaptcha. Isn't there any way to have it enabled for ALL visitors trying to fill up the form? For some reason, Hubspot isn't able to detect behavior/activity that seems suspicious.
Aug 5, 2022 11:25 AM
Thanks for reaching out!
Do you have reCaptcha enabled on your form in HubSpot? Could you provide us with a link to the form on your website? Is this behavior occurring with all the visitors who visit your form or sporadically? The more information and screenshots you can include, the better the community can assist with the next steps.
Aug 7, 2022 3:37 PM
Aug 8, 2022 4:46 PM
Thanks for reaching back out with these details.
I double checked your and I can confirm that recaptcha is working as expected. The image prompt only appears if your behavior/activity seems suspicious, like bot activity or something malicious. If you've previously filled out a recaptcha, it's likely that your browser remembers that and does not prompt you for it again. Another possibility is that your actions seem organic and human, and so recaptcha is not triggered.
Just to share more information about this, the purpose of this form of recaptcha is that there is no end-user action necessary if the visit does not look suspicious. Google uses advanced risk analysis techniques to differentiate humans from bots automatically, so all your visitors have to do is fill out their information and press submit. Here's more information on this.
All the best,
Aug 8, 2022 5:24 PM
Aug 10, 2022 9:14 AM - edited Aug 10, 2022 9:14 AM
You're very welcome! I completely understand how frustrating spam form submissions are.
The two current methods to prevent spam form submissions are by enabling CAPTCHA and blocking specific email domains/free email providers.
I would recommend that all of your forms have CAPTCHA enabled if they don't already. As for blocking certain domains, I would suggest keeping an eye on the form submissions and immediately blocking any addresses that resemble spam.
Spammers tend to use free email providers, I would suggest keeping an eye out for trends such as an increase in form submissions from Gmail, Yahoo, or another free email provider, and blocking those domains immediately if possible.
I also wanted to suggest upvoting this post as well as this post on our Ideas forum. As the Ideas forum is the best way to let our product team know about features that our users would like to see implemented in the portal.
I hope these suggestions help 🙂