A spam signup occurs on your website when an automated bot (also known as a web robot) submits fake information, creating a spam account. Spambots such as these are a common occurrence in ecommerce, and can be a nuisance if your website is targeted.
To help prevent fake accounts being created on your it'seeze Shop website, the forms and registration pages use hidden traps to filter out spam. These take the form of hidden fields that users are unable to see, but that bots will automatically fill out. This helps to identify spam without inconveniencing your customers.
All it'seeze websites also make use of Akismet, a spam filtering system that scans the details submitted through forms and comment boxes to prevent spam.
We do not recommend the use of Captchas to prevent spam accounts being created, as many bots can fill these in automatically, making them unreliable. Captchas can also have a negative impact on the speed of your website as they prevent content from being cached, which can slow your site down.
Spam accounts are an inevitable part of having an online shop, but the above measures should mean that your it'seeze website is able to prevent the majority of fake accounts from being created. If your website has received a large number of spam signups however, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look into this for you.