Scott Hemmeter wrote in to tell us that many web forms across the web feed into Salesforce.com so people can track the responses and such from them. Like any other form on the web these get spammed to death. Scott has cooked up a solution, combining Akismet and Salesforce to combat spam:
Back in January, I posted about a way to help combat web to lead spam. That type of solution works well, but is not scalable. Also, it is a reactive approach rather than a proactive one.
I decided to try and see if I could incorporate Akismet into the web to lead process and I was successful in doing so! I created a set of scripts for you to download if you’d like to leverage Akismet with your web to lead forms.