Web Peeve #01: Unnecessary Captchas

As a webmaster, I understand spam is a real bugger. But sometimes the use of a CAPTCHA seems quite unnecessary.

eBay’s crime is that even through I’ve logged in with my password, have a solid reputation on the site and sent hundreds of clean messages, they still want me to sign a CAPTCHA on every outbound message.

Perhaps I’m being naive, but I’m pretty sure Gmail would be crap if you had to sign a CAPTCHA every time you sent an email – so I’m confident there are other solutions to their spam woes.

 Tags: Web Peeve   Published: 1st May '11

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