Contact Form 7
Akismet not blocking spam now...? (6 posts)

  1. jon.hazlewood
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've been using the extremely useful Contact Form 7 plugin for 6 months now. And been using Akismet very sucessfully to block spam, as per this article for 3 months.

    Though, suddenly, last night lots of spam messages are now arriving.

    I'm using:
    Akismet Version 2.5.3
    Contact Form 7 Version 2.4.2

    I've tested the forms by using 'viagra-test-123' in name field, as per
    http://akismet.com/development/api/#comment-check. It was successfully blocked.

    Nothing else has changed that I know about...so, I'm a bit stuck really.

    Wondered if anyone had any ideas? thx


  2. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sometimes Akismet server gets out of condition temporary. Don't care too much if it's working now.

  3. jon.hazlewood
    Posted 5 years ago #

    thanks Takayuki, I've been looking at other forum threads. And was hoping not to have to use CAPTCHA.

    There is a suggestion to use:

    Anyone tried using the Bad Behaviour plugin with CF7?

  4. Joseph Scott
    Posted 5 years ago #

    jon.hazlewood -

    Send the details to support@akismet.com and we'll be happy to take a look at your account.

    Takayuki Miyoshi -

    Can you provide any details on akismet.com not being available? I think you'll find that the uptime for our API is very good - http://status.automattic.com/9931/136079/Akismet-API

  5. Takayuki Miyoshi
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Oh, I'm sorry, I was just guessing. The uptime of Akismet is very good. Thank you for the good info.

  6. C W (VYSO)
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've been having huge problems with Contact Form 7's spam filtering, or lack thereof, recently. I've been using both CAPTCHA and Akismet, but have consistently continued to receive floods of spam messages through the system. I've now had to switch to a new contact form system.

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