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Spam Check Statistics

Arrowpointe has an application on AppExchange called Spam Check.  The application has tools to fight spam from getting into your Salesforce system.

All of Arrowpointe’s web-to-lead and web-to-case forms use it.  Below are the overall statistics since getting it setup.

95 spams caught, 64 legitimate submissions, and an overall accuracy rate of 93.711%.

Spam Not Spam Missed Spam False Positives
2010-04 3 0 0 0
2010-03 8 10 1 1
2010-02 6 3 2 0
2010-01 3 10 0 0
2009-12 19 6 0 1
2009-11 23 6 0 0
2009-10 0 6 0 0
2009-09 1 9 0 0
2009-08 31 7 4 0
2009-07 1 7 1 0

You can run a free 30 day trial of Spam Check simply by installing the application from the AppExchange. Once installed, you will receive emails on how to get it setup.

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Arrowpointe’s Aloha Apps

Salesforce just announced an update to AppExchange where they designate apps as “Aloha Apps”.  Aloha Apps are a new “all-you-can-app” category of apps that don’t count against customer org limits (apps/tabs/objects), no matter which edition you’re using.

A number of Arrowpointe applications are in the Aloha category.

  • Arrowpointe Maps – map your Salesforce data!
  • Auto vCard – Import a record (e.g. lead or contact) into your local address book with 1 click.
  • Spam Check – Stop Spam from entering your Salesforce system and wasting your users’ time.

If you install any of the above apps, they will not count towards your app/object/tab limits:

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AppExchange Best of ’09 Awards

Salesforce is currently running their Best of ’09 AppExchange awards.  The awards are solely based upon 2009 4-star and 5-star reviews.  If you use an Arrowpointe application, I encourage you to leave a review.  In addition to helping with awards, it’s the best way to give me your feedback and to help fellow Salesforce users know what’s quality and what is not.

Links to the Arrowpointe AppExchange listings are below:

Thank you for your feedback!

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Spam Check is Live on AppExchange


I am pleased to announce that Spam Check is now live on the AppExchange.

Spam Check lets your Salesforce system evaluate your data to see if it’s Spam. It contains built-in support for incoming Web-to-Lead and Web-to-Case data and also has global Apex methods that allow developers to incorporate Spam checks in their applications (e.g. a custom Salesforce Site).  This application delivers a solution for a popular idea from the community.

Spam Check uses Akismet, the leading spam evaluation service used on tens of thousands of blogs and websites everyday. Akismet gets its intelligence from the vast community that uses it everyday.  Spam Check allows you to contribute to it and make it more intelligent for the whole community and for your Salesforce system specifically.

Install it from the AppExchange to start a free, no obligation 30-day trial.  Once installed, you will get an email pointing you to the Spam Check Setup Guide.

For more information, please visit the Spam Check page on our website or its AppExchange listing.

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Join the SpamCheck Beta

Building upon my previous experience with Web-to-Lead spam checks, I am readying the release of an AppExchange application to perform spam checking against your incoming Salesforce data. Benefits include:

  • 100% native application
  • I’ve taken care of licensing a top notch, 3rd party spam checking service
  • You can train the service to make it more intelligent
  • Web-to-Lead spam checks (make 2 small changes to existing web forms and you are up and running)
  • Web-to-Case spam checks (make 2 small changes to existing web forms and you are up and running)
  • ** In development ** Support for Web-to-Lead forms using Salesforce for Google AdWords
  • Exposed Apex methods allowing developers to incorporate a Spam Check in their Apex code. Perfect for use with Salesforce Sites forms you build.

Before officially releasing it to the public, I want it running in the real world and am looking for people to try it with real, live web forms. Being an active participant will mean a good deal on it when it’s released. Please complete the form below and you’ll be added to the list of those interested. I’ll reach out to you when I am ready to get the beta going (plan on late July / early August).

Update 2009-09-04: Thank you for your interest, but the beta is now closed.

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