Computer Gadgets: reCAPTCHA

Thursday, May 22, 2008

reCAPTCHA is a nice little web based program that helps you fight automated spam mail. It deters spam bots that search forums and chats for email addresses, or web sites that require email to sign up then spam you.

reCAPTCHA simply adds a verification box so that automated mail will not go threw. All it requires is that the sender types out the letters they see in the box before the mail is sent. This is great if you use messengers, forums, or chats that you need to send your email threw.

You don't have to change your email address, or give your password or account information to use this. It's easy, simple, and free, for more information check out the site at:

Tired of spam? reCAPTCHA Mailhide helps you protect your inbox by asking people to solve a reCAPTCHA before they can view your email address.

The reCAPTCHA can only be solved by humans, so this stops spammers from gaining access to your email address through automated programs. Here is an example: