Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 » Spam mail still comes after update to recaptha V3

  • Last friday i updated a few sites from us to ReCaptcha V3 but we get spam emails from the contact form like crazy…

    Before with V2 we didn’t have any issues like this

    Do you have a solutions for this?

    kind regards

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  • I also noticed that several sites since the move to Recapcha v3 in cf7 are flooded with spam.

    A beginning of solution by Andy LoCascio here:
    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/google-recaptcha-v3-contact-form-7-not-working-inundated-with-spam/

    We have verified this fix works:

    change line ~112 of wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/recaptcha.php

    from: return $spam;
    to: return true;

    Please note that the next plugin update will overwrite this. I suspect that is acceptable because it will probably be the fix.

    If you revert back, you will need to regenerate the V2 keys and apply them. There are other threads in the forum that address reversion.

    Brendan

    (@brendymullan)

    V3 has to learn which traffic is spam and which are real users so unless you have a high traffic site this can take a long time.

    V2 works much better for low traffic sites, was silly to force removal of it by the author.

    I would just roll back to V5 of the plugin until they re-add support for v2.

    You can download a previous version here:

    https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/advanced/

    Just scroll to the bottom and use the dropdown menu to select the last version.

    If you ever need to do this with other plugins, go to the main download page for any plugin and on the right hand side there’s an option ‘Advanced View’ just above the ratings.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Brendan, unless it is spam, abuse or broken formatting, don’t report a topic. There’s no spam here and nothing that says abuse either.

    Brendan

    (@brendymullan)

    @jdembowski the post was full of people posting ‘Me too’ type posts. Which is why I reported it. Someone else must have removed them before you looked at it.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Gotcha.

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