Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » [Plugin: Contact Form 7] Spam getting through

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  • Plugin Author Takayuki Miyoshi

    (@takayukister)

    How did you set up the form in Contact Form 7’s admin screen?

    The standard way? I’m not s`ure what you mean.

    <p>Your Name (required)<br />
        [text* your-name]
    Your Email (required)<br />
        [email* your-email]
    Subject<br />
        [text your-subject]
    Your Message<br />
        [textarea your-message] </p>
     [captchac captcha-57] Enter the text or numbers you see here into the box below
    [captchar captcha-57]
    <p>[submit "Send"]</p>
    Plugin Author Takayuki Miyoshi

    (@takayukister)

    Set up Akismet in the correct way.

    Spam Filtering with Akismet

    My contact form looks as follows now:

    <p>Your Name (required)<br />
        [text* your-name akismet:author]
    Your Email (required)<br />
        [email* your-email author_email]
    Subject<br />
        [text your-subject]
    Your Message<br />
        [textarea your-message] </p>
     [captchac captcha-57] Enter the text or numbers you see here into the box below
    [captchar captcha-57]
    <p>[submit "Send"]</p>

    This hasn’t resolved the issue. I continue to receive the same spam messages through my contact form. The interesting thing is that it’s the same exact message each time. I have also tried blocking the specific keywords the spammer leaves via Akismet. In testing the new form, I pasted exactly what their email says into my contact form and it went through without problems.

    Yello!

    I get spam as well. Text fields are filled with random [a-z][A-Z] and text area has some site related mumbo jumbo. Radio buttons are still in [tag] form in the email, so I believe there is a security breach in the WPCF7. Have to investigate how it is possible to send email without filling out the form 😉

    Exactly, I can paste the message I keep getting via the form but I don’t want to bring its spam to the forum. I’m not really sure how the spammer is able to get through security settings, they are obviously not using a “known” email provider (one email is 664728034 @ qq.com), the topics and name are just a jumble of letters and symbols (rDpbXeZXzJ) and the message body contains links.

    I checked back through my email to try and narrow down the time frame of when this started. For me, I didn’t see these spam emails before 4/23 – could it be a problem with version 3.1.2?

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