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  • Resolved mesmer7


    Akismet failed to stop this spam bot from using the contact 7 form on my web site.

    From: Clarknut <>
    Subject: [OMG] PROFIT in under 60 seconds
    Message Body:
    Invest in mining cryptocurrency $ 5000 once and get passive income of $ 70000 per month:
    This e-mail was sent from a contact form on Hypnotic Dreams (
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  • Plugin Support csonnek


    Happiness Rocketeer 🚀

    @mesmer7 – Contact Form 7 does not use Akismet out of the box; you need to add the Akismet checks to your form fields in order to utilize our spam detection API.

    You can see how to do that here:

    If you still see spam getting through, please reach out to us via our contact form with your site URL and API key (do NOT post it here), and we’ll be happy to take a closer look.

    Also include the shortcode of your contact form as well so we can better investigate the issue.


    @csonnek Thanks for the replay. I’ve had my site configured per those instructions for over a year.

    It happened again, and I’ve submitted a technical support question through your contact page.

    Plugin Support csonnek


    Happiness Rocketeer 🚀

    @mesmer7 – thanks for the update! We should have already been in touch.

    Since we’re helping you via email now, I’ll just mark this as resolved.

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