We setup Contact Form 7 to send through Askimet as described on your documentation page and all was working well. We then separated the name into first name, last name to better work with Mailchimp (using the Contact Form 7 Autoresponder Addon) and have the form setup like so:
<p>First Name (required)<br /> [text* your-first-name akismet:author] </p> <p>Last Name (required)<br /> [text* your-last-name akismet:author] </p>
As far as I can tell, sending two fields through askimet:author should cause no problems, but now everything is passing, even if I put 'viagra-test-123' into both of the name fields.
Is there anything I can do to fix this, while retaining the first name, last name setup? It might not even be related, but Askimet itself reports that it is working and is able to contact all of its servers just fine.
Much thanks for any help.