Spam Protect for Contact Form 7

Description

Spam Protect for Contact Form 7 is an awesome and easy-to-use plugin to block all those spammers (or bots) who fill out forms on your website.
The plugin adds an extra tab on each Contact Form 7 edit screen where you can add emails, domains and/or words and phrases that you want to block.
Spammers and Bots usually fill your Contact Form 7 and submit unwanted and useless data, ADs and contact information to you.
Their e-mail is usually from the same domain and they use common words to submit some sort of commercial marketing info.
Just add those emails, domains and maybe words or phrases in the block settings and block the form submission and show them a custom error message.
Periodically check the log file to see who and why is blocked. By monitoring the log file you can be sure you don’t block any of your real and valuable visitors.

A brief Markdown Example

  1. Manually email block
  2. Email domain block
  3. Words and phrases block
  4. Log the failed messages

Screenshots

  • Antispam Setting in contact form 7.
  • Restrict Spammer or Bot to submit the form.
  • Check the Log file.

Installation

Step #1: Edit any CF7 form and click on Antispam Settings tab.
Step #2: Add the emails, email’s domain and/or and/or words and phrases as comma seperated values that you want to block.
Step #3: Enter the message to be shown to the spammers or bots in ‘Set your error message’ field.
Step #4: Set Log the failed messages option to Yes in order to have a control of what you are blocking.
Step #5: Click Save

OR

  1. Upload spam-protect-for-contact-form7 to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Goto contact tab and Edit any CF7 form and click on Antispam Settings tab.
  4. Add the emails, email’s domain and/or and/or words and phrases as comma seperated values that you want to block.
  5. Enter the message to be shown to the spammers or bots in ‘Set your error message’ field.
  6. Step #4: Set Log the failed messages option to Yes in order to have a control of what you are blocking.
  7. Click Save.

FAQ

Is the plugin settings global for all forms that I have ?

No the settings are indepentent for each form. Each form has its own antispam settings.
But all of them the share the same log file.

Reviews

February 1, 2022
Unfortunately, it's not working. I've attempted to add a few test case keywords to block (comma separated) and the contact form still sends the email successfully and provides a success message (instead of the rejection message). Checked the installation & use instructions but I couldn't find anything I'm overlooking anywhere. I'm pretty certain something's going on with the plugin but sadly I can't recommend it. It's a shame, as I'd love to use it as well as send a contribution to the author! I'll be happy to change my review score if something changes. Thanks.
September 6, 2021
only just installed, tested a little and looks/works great so far, so not sure how good just yet but easy to use and set up, will see how it goes, hopefully this will end all the unwanted spam, thank you
August 27, 2021
Are you tired of "Eric Jones" and other repeating spam offenders passing your honeypot and recaptcha protection, even though you could easily stop them by blocking a specific keywords, email address or email domain? Well, with this plugin, you finally can!
January 6, 2021
I've had trouble with spam on my site for ages now and after installing this plugin - no more spam! Great plugin, will recommend to everyone πŸ™‚
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Contributors & Developers

“Spam Protect for Contact Form 7” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.0

Launched