Fighting Contact Form SPAM

If you use a Contact Form plugin to build and manage forms on your site, you may get a LOT of SPAm thr0ough those forms. To fight this, the best solution is installing an additional plugin to handle detecting and filtering spam form submissions.

There are numerous plugins available:

  • Add a CAPTCHA block to forms that require users to enter text from an image, or to solve a math problem, before submitting form. (The downside of this is that CAPTCHA can be defeated by more advanced spambots, plus CAPTCHA is annoying to users.)

  • Analyze form submission data, and if data matches known spam patterns flag submission for review or dispose of submission automatically. (Akismet is a great example of this.)

Check the WordPress Support for more info, as well as links to popular plugins:

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