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[Plugin: Fast Secure Contact Form] Flood of Spam via email via Contact form

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  • I’ve just started using this plugin and noticed there’s an option to change “What should happen if Akismet determines the message is spam?” to block spam. It’s in the Akismet section of the options.

    Not sure if that’s what you mean?

    I’m having the exact same problem with all 5 of my sites and it just started a couple of weeks ago. Is there a fix for this?

    Thanks,

    I have found the box that allows you to ask Akismet to block potential spam emails from hitting your own email inbox, and it was checked off.. i unchecked it, saved, refreshed, re-checked it, saved.. still i am getting about 30 emails a day that Akismet marks as potential spam – in my gmail inbox… from all 4 of my wordpress sites! I have found others with the same issue – but not ‘fix’ so far… i am going to look at other contact form plugins and test a new one out on one site.. cant deal with the spam anymore. Something is not working obviously, and support for this plugin seems to be spotty 🙂

    This started for me on about last Wednesday…when I went away for the holiday..via my phone must have gotten several spams and hour…
    Tried updating the plugin and changing user pass word for wordpress and for the db but that did not help…Think I may just disable it. Shame its great plugin.

    I always thought that a secure mail form meant that the recipient e-mail address is totally hidden from bots/spiders, both friendly and malicious. Are you saying that the malicious bot is emulating the form by filling in required fields, captcha code etc. and then sending the submit command.

    Well there must be a reason we are all getting these spam contact emails…It is giving everything that is in form including refering page and ipaddress ect…

    One thing I did was remove the Powered By credit which can be done from the plugins admin…..I’m wondering if we are being hunted by that and not everyone getting it.

    the weird thing is that i’ve had the form on my site for a year or more with no issues… AND i have two forms on the same site. (different forms, for different purposes) I am ONLY getting spammed on one form, NOT the other. I am going to try deleting the form, and creating a new one and see if that works. Would be nice if we could get some support from the form creator.

    My Captcha difficulty was Medium so I have changed it to High to see if that makes any difference. I am getting about 2 per 24 hours and it started about a week ago. Will update with any difference that makes.

    I have been getting pounded with spam from FS Contact Form too. I’ve set the captcha difficulty to high and it is continuing to come in. Any solution coming for this annoyance? This started in the last week.

    Exactly the same problem as the posters above. It started a few weeks ago and is definitely getting worse. As with everyone else, it’s through the FS Contact Form – a plugin that I love, and actually just made a donation to recently 😉

    I was able to stop the flooding here’s how.

    Put in dummy information for form #1

    Use any of the other forms #’s as it is spamming form 1 code.

    Thanks to a3med for the suggestion. I have tried this and it doesn’t seem to have stopped all spam. I’ll see how it works for a day or two and report back if possible.

    What do you mean by put in dummy information please?
    My spam has started about two weeks ago and building up from one a day to 4 or 5 now
    They must be auto bots that can read the captcha maybe???

    use one of the other form creator sections 2,3,or 4.

    The thing is you cannot leave settings in form 1 completely blank..You have to put in some information IE dummy information, made up information….

    these are the emails I keep receiving indicating they are most definitely coming through the contact form PLEASE DO NOT CLICK OR ATTEMPT TO VISIT ANY DOMAIN BECAUSE THIS IS SPAM AND THERFORE COULD BE DANGEROUS ( I have broken the link so they do not get a backlink from here)

    To: Webmaster

    From:
    Liasiagreence
    fantcyk.o83yiuil@gmail.com

    Message:
    nyosi abercrombie pas cher atksi polo ralph lauren bckgr
    http: //poloralphxlauren magasinns.webnode.fr/

    Sent from (ip address): 199.15.234.143 (199.15.234.143)
    Date/Time: October 19, 2012 1:47 pm
    Coming from (referer): http://pledgingforchange.com/about/contact
    Using (user agent): Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/535.19
    (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/18.0.1025.1634 Safari/535.19 YE

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