Past Meetup

"CF Contact Forms with Captcha-Free Spam Prevention", with Michael Evangelista

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WHEN: Thurs. Oct 15, 12:00pm US ET (UTC/GMT-4)
DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
Meeting will be recorded. URL will be posted after meeting at
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Our noon (US ET) talk on Thursday Oct 15 will be Michael Evangelista presenting , "ColdFusion Contact Forms with Captcha-Free Spam Prevention".


Spam. Monty Python loved it, but we can't tolerate the stuff, especially in our ColdFusion contact forms.

See a simple demonstration of triple-layered unobtrusive spam prevention, without the use of captcha or other extra steps added to the user experience. We'll talk about honeypots, naughty words, and the obvious way to keep html-formatted form-junk out of your customers' inboxes, using methods you can add to any CF/html form, new or existing, in just a few quick steps.

Michael Evangelista is the owner of GoWest Web ( ), providing custom website solutions to a wide range of business clients both locally and internationally, and is an avid CF programmer and general ColdFusion community enthusiast. Michael also owns and operates GoWest Hosting ( ), offering reliable ColdFusion hosting geared towards professional reseller-developers.

In addition to a diverse portfolio of web design and application development projects, Michael publishes a blog at, has authored both free and subscriber articles at, and was recently tapped to lead the ColdFusion team for the well-known Cartweaver Ecommerce software. He lives in southern Utah with his wife and 4 children.

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