How To Add A Captcha In Aweber

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Incorporating a CAPTCHA on Aweber could significantly improve the safety of your email sign-up forms. CAPTCHA, which stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, is a test that verifies the user’s identity as either a human or a computer program.

I have personally found that adding a CAPTCHA to my Aweber forms has greatly reduced the number of spam submissions and improved the overall quality of the leads I receive. In this article, I will guide you through the process of adding a CAPTCHA to your Aweber forms, step by step.

Step 1: Accessing the Aweber Form Editor

The first step is to log in to your Aweber account and navigate to the “List Options” page for the list where you want to add the CAPTCHA. From there, click on the “Sign Up Forms” tab and select the form you want to edit. This will take you to the Aweber Form Editor.

Step 2: Adding the CAPTCHA Field

Once you are in the Aweber Form Editor, click on the “Form Fields” tab. Here, you will see a list of available form fields that you can add to your form. Scroll down until you find the “CAPTCHA” field and click on it to add it to your form.

By default, the CAPTCHA field will include a challenge question and an input field for the user to enter their response. You can customize the challenge question by clicking on the “Edit” button next to the CAPTCHA field.

Step 3: Customizing the CAPTCHA Field

When customizing the CAPTCHA field, you have the option to change the challenge question and the error message that is displayed if the user enters an incorrect response. You can also choose whether to display the CAPTCHA as an image or as text.

Personally, I prefer to display the CAPTCHA as an image, as it is more user-friendly and easier to read. However, you can choose the option that works best for your specific needs.

Step 4: Saving and Publishing the Form

Once you have customized the CAPTCHA field to your liking, click on the “Save & Exit” button to save your changes. Make sure to also click on the “Publish” button to make the updated form live on your website.

It is important to test the form after publishing it to ensure that the CAPTCHA is working correctly. Try submitting the form with both correct and incorrect responses to verify that the error message is displayed only when necessary.


Adding a CAPTCHA to your Aweber forms can help protect your email list from spam and improve the quality of your leads. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily incorporate a CAPTCHA field into your Aweber forms and enhance the security of your subscription process.