I’m about to write a piece about the great Irish tradition of “captcha” – a piece of text that, when you type in a word, generates a random code that you need to input to complete the verification process.
I think the word “captchas” has the right ring to it.
The idea behind the idea is that it’s a form of “guesswork” to check someone’s identity, so if you have to type in an email address, the email provider should generate a random string that can be matched with that email address’s identity.
But this kind of random code is incredibly difficult to verify.
And I’m sure there are many, many people who just don’t like to type the word captcha in.
In the past, you could enter a random word or phrase into the captcha and see if it worked, but now, the process is so time consuming that it makes it almost impossible to verify a single captcha.
If you type a word that appears to be a typo or a misspelling, the app will generate a string that it has to type.
This creates a “captCHA” that you can verify by typing in a string and typing in the correct name of the email account you want to verify, like: