A contact form on your website is a great way to let your website visitors contact you.  They don’t need to create an email by copying your email address and going to another program.  Unfortunately, because the contract form is on your website, you many receive unwanted spam submissions too.  The spammers can use automated processes to fill out your website form and submit.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways to try to reduce the amount of spam you receive.  One technique is to add an additional field to your contact form that can only be filled out by a human.  Another technique is to use a CAPTCHA technology which displays an image or word that needs to be entered or clicked to proceed.

Website form spam is an unfortunate part of having a website but there are techniques to help reduce it.