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Spam Protection by CleanTalk

Spam protection, anti-spam, all-in-one, premium plug-in. No comments spam & registrations spam, no email spam, protects any forms. Forget spam.

41 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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Trial Offer buried 6 feet under
By , for WP 4.5.3

This plugin is good, but I do not think it is fair not to mention right away UPFRONT, that it is free only for 14 days.
It is underhanded, and it seems like they are harvesting email addresses. i would have given 4+ stars but them "hiding" the fact that it is a trial .. reading the other comments regarding security makes me shiver ...
UNINSTALL done and dusted.

This used to be decent, but now it's garbage.
By , for WP 4.5.3

False positives are way up because spammers have started using legitimate email addresses in their form submissions, and this retarded plugin blacklists users based on unverified form submitted email addresses. In other words, use this if you want your customers to be filtered to spam.

Unfortunately for me, I don't only have one website to reconfigure. A lot of my customers are pissed at the business they're losing. FML.

Massive security risk with our passwords!
By , for WP 4.5.2

This plugin gives you a unique URL to access your stats on their website. These stats contain all the users passwords including admin's password. Granted the unique URL is hard to guess but it is un-encrypted in my admin backend. If any one can hack into my backend or even see my computer history they can get the unique URL and get all the user's passwords!

I never read anywhere this plugin collects every password!

No thanks.

Not sure WHY THIS this is list in WordPress plugin directory?????????????
By , for WP 4.5.2

This plugin isn't free and I really surprised WHY it is event listed in WordPress plugin directory. Really surprised!!!

Not a free plugin
By , for WP 4.5.2

Doesn't say anywhere that I can see that you must pay for this plugin.
It gives you a 'free' trial period then nags you into paying.
I have no problem with this method if you are told upfront, but this is not mentioned.

Not impressed
By ,

U didn't like it much and I think there are major security risks!

Not free, this needs to be clearer
By ,

No one likes to be duped as that is how I feel. Judging by the comments here Im not the only one. Uninstalling!

Do not Download - forces you to buy it is not free
By ,

I thought this was going to be good, but all reviews are fake - this plugin is not free and forces to buy and spams your emails on top of that to force you to buy. Idiots.

Not impressed with sneaky hidden fee!
By , for WP 4.4.2

It is not free and they should have made it clear from the onset!

Good Service, Bad Security Practices
By ,

While I love the idea of using machine learning techniques via cloud services to filter spam, following good security practices is far more important. The plugin is super easy to install and the service is easy to use and seems to be pretty accurate. That said, I am running a multi vendor marketplace where security is very important. Unfortunately, the authors of this plugin have overlooked security. By default, user logins and registrations are captured with passwords being sent to the cloud service and stored in plain text. Not only is it inappropriate for admins to view user login info, but it is very unsafe for an external service to be storing my users' info in plaintext on their servers of which I have no control. They list a way to exclude fields from being logged; however, after following the steps listed, the form errors out saying "password required" even though a password is entered. While I could have messed around unhooking the events from the login and registration fields, I don't want to use a plugin with such a major security flaw. I didn't want to fix that issue and find out later of some other issue through a lawsuit.

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