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Adding reCAPTCHA to an ASP.Net Website

I recently implemented a reCAPTCHA control into an ASP.NET website (a Windows Azure web role to be exact) and it was so incredibly easy I thought I’d write a post about it.

In the event that you don’t know what a reCAPTCHA control is Google’s official reCAPTCHA website describe it as:

A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. You’ve probably seen them — colorful images with distorted text at the bottom of Web registration forms. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites to prevent abuse from “bots,” or automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs. – “What is reCAPTCHA

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