Support » Plugin: Genesis eNews Extended » Captcha to stop spam

  • Resolved Nick



    I use Genesis theme for years on my site with you plugin for my newsletter, but since few weeks, I begin to receive spam subscribers every day and this is very annoying.

    I search how to add a captcha to your plugin to stop this spam, and I found nothing.

    On my site, your plugin is integrated with Mailchimp and I already use Really Simple Captcha with contact form 7.

    Thanks for your help

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  • Plugin Author Brandon Kraft


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    Thanks for the suggestion Nick. It’s something I’ve considered but haven’t seen an option I really liked. The user experience with those aren’t great so I’m still trying to find something I dig.

    I think Google has worked on one that requires no user interaction unless they think you’re not a human. That will likely be the way we go here.

    This thread just came up in my search results for “Genesis eNews Extended” + reCaptcha

    I have to second Nick’s suggestion. Times have changed, anti-spam is now needed for Genesis eNews Extended. We haven’t had a problem with spam coming through eNews Extended until a few weeks ago. The spam sign-ups to MailChimp through eNews Extended are coming through multiple sites on a daily basis now.

    Any solution would be better than no solution. Just my 2 cents.

    Thanks for all you do.

    I too would like to chip in and add that spam has been flying through Genesis eNews the past month or so.
    Genesis eNews is both awesome and simple to use.

    Please try your best for a solution and I sincerely appreciate the effors you have put in to make this widget.

    Thank you.

    I’m getting daily spam. My blog is not even famous to receive the amount I do. Please add an antispam feature. Not ideal for UX but better than having to deal with this issue.
    I have my form working with Mailchimp, so I have to manually go to mailchimp and remove the spammers email. Feels as if I’m back in the 90’s! HELP!!!

    We don’t use this plugin for this exact reason. If you don’t like CAPTCHA’s (I don’t either!) – a simple honeypot field would go a long way toward stopping spam signups + maintaining the same user experience.

    I am needing a CAPTCHA too!
    My client got a note from Infusionsoft regarding a problem with getting spam complaints… they suggest a Captcha. It was less then a month after I installed it.

    I really need use this plugin, as the out of the box form they provide looks horrible!

    P.S. Hey Amber! *Waving*

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