Fast Secure Contact Form
Spam control using css hidden field (feature req?) (3 posts)

  1. gelgen
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I would like to use "Fast Secure Contact Form" and control spam using a field that would be hidden by CSS but unwittingly filled by the robots (details on this method here : http://www.modernblue.com/web-design-blog/fighting-spam-with-css/)

    It would keep spam away while not having to use CAPTCHA or other methods that give more work to the person legitimately filling the form.

    Is this something that can already be done with the plugin or would this be a feature request?




  2. Mike Challis
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    You do not need to do this. Fast Secure Contact Form already has multiple approach to preventing automated bot spam.

    1. CAPTCHA (yes you can turn it off)
    2. Akismet (this can also be turned on or off)
    3. Check for referer host match on POST

    So if you disable the CAPTCHA you still have two other ways to protect. I do not see any need to add more. Also if you read the comments at that site, many say it could easily be spammed anyway and that it is not ADA accessibility compliant.

  3. gelgen
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick answer.

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