Rule BotStop - Spam protection

From February 2019, the Honeypot - part of the Rules BotStop - is embedded in the code of forms created in Rule. It attracts fake addresses and stops them from entering your member register. 

The Honeypot code is embedded in the form code when you create a form from scratch and is also there in your existing forms. This means that if you created forms earlier than February 2019, you need to download the form code again from Rule and add it to your web for the Honeypot function to be activated. 

Honeypot is a mandatory feature and there is also an optional Spam protection: Recaptcha.

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What do I need to do to use Honeypot?

  • Go to
  • Build your form or go to each of your previously built forms
  • Go to the Step 4 summary to see the HTML snippet where the Honeypot code is embedded
  • Click Copy to copy the entire form's code
  • Add the form code to your page (Note: If you have already entered a form code on your web before, you need to update it with this new code)

How do I go about our forms also containing Recaptcha protection?

You need to turn on the Recaptcha protection in the form builder. Then the form code must be updated on the site where it is located.

Why does the Recaptcha feature turn off if it is now so important?

Because advanced users may have their own solution for this, or if there is any incompatibility with the site, it can be shut down.

What does it look like in Rule if a member has been stopped by Rules BotStop?

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