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Getting spam messages even though Really Simple CAPTCHA is working (8 posts)

  1. Mike Thornton
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have started getting spam messages from my Footer Contact Form, I have tested it and it only lets through messages that match the captcha phrase, so how are spammers getting past it? Can I change the settings to make it harder, like more characters?

    Thanks,

    Mike.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/really-simple-captcha/

  2. Webartisan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have the same problem in a similar context.
    I could try other captcha plugins but what I appreciate in Really Simple Captcha is the small size, ideal in places such as footer forms.

    Thank you,
    Marco

  3. westerdaled
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi

    Yep I am in the same boat - 16 in 3 days to be precise. Is there anyway to make Real Simple Captcha harder for the spammers?

    Daniel

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Captchas never work longer term. See http://blackwidows.co.uk/blog/?s=captcha

  5. westerdaled
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Esmi

    If you can suggest a viable alternative that integrates seamlessly with Contact Form 7....

  6. Akismet. Bad Behavior. Cookies for Comments.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For comments, what Ipstenu said, For CF7, use the Q&A option and change the question(s) at frequent intervals. Things like "What color is a red dress" or "Is fire hot or cold" usually work pretty well.

  8. westerdaled
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi

    Apologies for the confusion but I realised last night it wasn't my contact page with Real Simple Captcha as this page was not the target for the spammers. I disabled the captcha plugin in question and I installed Spam Free WordPress plugin which is easy under Genesis. So far has kept the spammers out of my comments.

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