Contact Form 7 - Campaign Monitor Addon
How can we reduce spam coming through the form (5 posts)

  1. Calicosun
    Posted 5 years ago #

    We are getting a heap of spam coming through the form. I was wondering if you have any suggestions as to how to reduce/prevent this happening? It isn't usual to have a captcha on email subscription forms as far as I am aware so assume there must be another way to do this?

    Thanks so much.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. Calicosun
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks esmi. I have had a look around in there but can't find anything to help me with securing the Campaign Monitor Addon plugin. That is where the spam is coming from.

  4. joshuabettigole
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    This plugin only passes information entered through your Contact Form 7 generated forms into your CM account. I'd be interested to know more about why you believe it's responsible for your spam issues?

    Are you stating that you do have Akismet installed (as per the instructions here: http://contactform7.com/2009/12/01/spam-filtering-with-akismet/) and are only receiving what look to be spam signups in your CM account? If this is the case, then I may need to re-evaluate the way this plugin hooks into Contact Form 7.

  5. Calicosun
    Posted 5 years ago #


    Sorry, I should have written my question more clearly I didn't mean that I thought the plugin was responsible for the problems. I wasn't sure where the problem was originating from and was just asking the question to make sure there was nothing I was missing with regard to setup etc with the Contact Form 7 - Campaign Monitor Addon plugin.

    It was as a result of not having Akismet installed. I didn't realise (yes I know, dumb) that the subscription form was so susceptible to spam. I have another site (Drupal) which has absolutely no problems at all with the subscription form. We didn't install Akismet because the monthly cost is almost half the hosting cost and for a small business website it makes my services not competitive compared to other web options in our area - I either have to drop my hosting fee and basically pay for Askismet myself or miss out on the work.

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