Support » Plugin: Gravity Forms Zero Spam » Doesn’t Match Up to Akismet

  • We looked to this solution because Akismet was marking too many false positives. This plugin performed miserably when we first tried it several months ago. Legit messages marked as spam, easily ID’d spam marked as legit.

    After being told recent versions were better we deployed it on 5 sites with relatively few incoming messages, and it it got it 99% right on 4 of the sites but flagged a significant amount of legit messages (20%) as spam on the other. All are running the same version (1.07 I believe).

    UPDATE: This past week we conducted an experiment by running it on a heavily messaged website – but one that uses the same platform and theme as the others. It performed miserably, flagging 50% of all legit messages as spam, especially those with a file attachment. Unfortunately, whatever mechanisms this plugin uses are not reliable for form spam detection. Back to the drawing board.

    • This topic was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by Company 50. Reason: Newer versions not as bad
    • This topic was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by Company 50.
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  • Plugin Author GravityView


    Thank you @co50! The newest version (1.1.1) uses a different method that should be even better. It loads the script inline where Gravity Forms loads their scripts and uses the same hooks.

    Thanks again for revisiting the review.

    Hey. I have this on a few sites. But 1.1.1 is doing the same thing on one of my sites that co50 mentioned above. I’m not sure what’s going on, but everything is going into SPAM.

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