Deleting dozens of junk emails filled out by spammers visiting your contact page can be really annoying. You’ve got better things to do with your time. Sadly the spammers aren’t spending their time filling out your forms with junk, they have bots doing the work for them.
Thus you see several kinds of captcha forms where the visitor has to do one more thing before submitting their form. Annoying, but so is a huge volume of trash in your inbox.
I waited until contact form spam is an issue before adding one of the many captcha forms. I hate filling them out myself, although I understand the need. This weekend my inbox was flooded with spam and I realized it was time to tackle the form spam issue. While searching through a variety of answers, I ran across Contact Form 7 HoneyPot. It does things a little different, adding an invisible form the bots fill in, the rest of us don’t see it. Thus easy for the system to delete the ones filled out by the bots.
Will it work for you? I don’t know, give it a try. If it doesn’t work, you can always go back and add one of the captcha forms.
Using Contact Form 7 Honey Pot to Combat Spam Bots
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Battling Comment Spam One of the first plugins I add is one to fight comment spam (not the same as contact form spam), if you don’t have one in place, do so now.br>
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