• Spam bots using /?cf_su=1 to send tonne of spam

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by MikeSmir.
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  • I don’t think they do it this way, … this problem has been discussed before: https://github.com/CalderaWP/Caldera-Forms/issues/2590 … theres a little plugin that might help you. Hope it works to stop spam. Goof luck!

    @st3phan5 Thanks, in my case all the spam is coming with random names and email addresses from different IPs. The link you mention above has no solution and the topic has been closed. Author’s advice is to change hosting but I realy don’t think it should be that way.

    I’m no expert, sorry.

    It will be complicated, to check against spam. If you have the time to write some custom code to caldera, try an own honeypot. Just a hidden field. Perhaps the bots will use ist. This is quite simple. Perhaps with a condition to hide the submit button when filled out.

    In addition to that, you could run a hidden field with the actual timestamp (use {date:U} as standard). Then do a check against this field while calculating the time it took to fill out the form (comparing now with the timestamp). Humans probably need 45 seconds to 3 minutes or something similar. Bots are much more faster … 😉

    That could be an idea. Soon there will be an update to Caldera 1.8.0 … late beat is in revision … perhaps it changes something to reduce spam.

    /st3phan

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