Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 Honeypot » still spam

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  • Plugin Author Ryan


    Hi @helenalynn, can you provide more details on how it’s not working? It appears to be rendering properly. If it isn’t stopping spam, try renaming the field something that would be more appealing to spam bots.

    I have changed the name and I have hidden the honeypot and still spam as before, can you please look inside my website to see what happen? It is not working thanks!

    Plugin Author Ryan


    Your website isn’t working at the moment.

    Unfortunately it appears the type of spam you’re receiving may not be stoppable by the honeypot method. The honeypot relies on stupid bots that try to fill out as many fields as they can. If you have human spammers, or bots that are designed to get around this, the honeypot may not be a suitable solution.

    The only thing you might want to consider is making sure all your fields are renamed in the CF7 form editor. Don’t name your “name” field “your-name” or your email field “your-email” (I believe these are the defaults). Instead rename them to something not directly targetable (i.e. “nm854” or “em553”) and then rename the honeypot something that is very targetable by bots (i.e. “your-email”) — that might trap them.

    Outside of that, you’ll need to use more aggressive methods to stop spam — ReCaptcha, Akismet, bot blockers, etc.

    thank you! now my website is working (was a plugin installed:)

    Ok but I have installed and configured recaptcha v3 with google and it doesn’t show me the label “recaptcha”so I canĀ“t add it, why?

    Thank you!

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