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  • Resolved ctrlaltdelete

    (@ctrlaltdelete)


    Added re-captcha to form and still get spam.
    Is it normal? I have never had this problem with re-captcha before.
    Is it implemented properly by the plugin?

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  • Plugin Support Pawel – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support9)

    Hello @ctrlaltdelete !

    I hope you’re doing well.

    The ReCAPTCHA field should help with the bots posting spam. However there’s this kind of spam, commonly originating from Russia where actual people are getting paid to fill in forms and send unwanted messages, therefore they are able to get around the protection.

    In this case an option is to possibly limit the access to the site to the countries that are sending the spam, if that’s possible (for example the target audience of your site is not in those countries). You can use our plugin Defender for that as it has a Geoblocking feature: https://wpmudev.com/docs/wpmu-dev-plugins/defender/#ip-banning (please see the Locations section)

    Kind regards,
    Pawel

    Thread Starter ctrlaltdelete

    (@ctrlaltdelete)

    Hi thanks!
    How can i tell which country is the person that sent the form?

    Plugin Support Pawel – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support9)

    Hello @ctrlaltdelete !

    The spam I was referring to is usually easy to distinguish as it’s most often written in Russian or other language using the Cyrillic alphabet.

    If that’s not the case, the best way to do this is to add a hidden field and set it to save the IP address of the person submitting.

    Then you can use tools such as https://who.is to lookup the IP’s origin and see whether you’re able to find a common pattern. It’s not a 100% perfect method, but sometimes it may help.

    Warm regards,
    Pawel

    Thread Starter ctrlaltdelete

    (@ctrlaltdelete)

    Awesome the ip hidden field is gold.
    BAN Hammer ready. Thanks!

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