But enough about ancient history. In this modern age, it has been best practice for a while now to include some form of CAPTCHA on signup forms to try to stop bots from filling your email newsletter signup or registration forms with garbage. Why bad guys bother to try to abuse forms in this way, I just don't understand. But it happens and it causes trouble for senders.Adding ReCAPTCHA to my own email signup script (Wombatmail) is something that has been on my own to-do list for a hot minute -- mostly because it's a good idea, but also because some goofball has been trying to slow bomb people via my Spam Resource email signup form. Perhaps pointlessly so, as I already had a few anti-abuse features in place, but still. So, I have finally implemented Google's reCAPTCHA on my double opt-in signup process code hosted over on Wombatmail.
If you'd like to see a demo of the new process, click on over to here and sign on up. I won't do anything with the signups; you'll get no spam from me. If you submit your address, you'll get a COI/DOI verification email, and if you confirm your signup, you'll get a welcome email. And if you unsub, you'll get a goodbye email. That's all, nothing more.
As always, I welcome your feedback. Let me know if you found my process or code example useful? Thanks in advance.