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Simpler ReCAPTCHA on UBmail powered by Exchange login

The new ReCAPTCHA features either a grid of photos or just a box that says, "I'm not a robot."

Published January 24, 2017

As of Wednesday, January 25, 2017, UBIT is upgrading its ReCAPTCHA to Google’s ReCAPTCHA 2.0.

The new ReCAPTCHA - easier than ever

When faculty and staff previously logged into UBmail Powered by Exchange, they complained they had trouble reading the ReCAPTCHA – the text entered to prove you’re a real person and not some bot. We listened.

Instead of trying to decipher fuzzy, wavy text, hard to read house numbers or street names, faculty and staff click a box to indicate they are not a robot, and, if prompted, select pictures of a certain object (for instance, all street signs or trees) from a grid of photos.

The new ReCAPTCHA is just as secure as the previous one, but easier to use.