Akismet plugin does not seem to work properly with FS Contact Form, which supports spam filtering through Akismet. I submitted the same spam message via form and as a comment. Comment was blocked by Akismet as expected, but the message went through with the following line in the body:
Akismet Spam Check: passed
I contacted the author of FS Contact Form, Mike Challis, but he couldn’t figure out why comments and messages are treated differently by Akismet. I hope that Akismet creators can help me to investigate this issue. I am using FS Contact Form v.2.9.6 and Akismet v.2.5.1.
Easiest way to reach out for help with Akismet is to use the contact form at akismet.com/contact/
Mike is welcome to contact us there and we can help track down what is going on. I’m not familiar with FS Contact Form, so some basic questions come up:
– Does it make direct calls to the Akismet API or does it use the Akismet plugin functions?
– Are you sending the same data points when checking for spam, as listed in the API docs – http://akismet.com/development/api/
– Have you recorded the exact HTTP request/response when making the call to Akismet.com to check for spam? That may provide some insight into what is happening.