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Anti-spam by CleanTalk - No Captcha, no comments & registrations spam

Max power, all-in-one, premium anti-spam. No comments & registrations spam, no contact spam, protects any forms. Just install and forget spam.

20 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
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Don't trust this
By , for WP 4.2.2

I been testing out mayn spam plugins. Not happy so far. This one was hoping to bee better. Seem ok to start. Free trial for 14 days. Turns out it's not really 14 days...more like 13 before they send email that it deactivated and I had to pay. That alone is scammy...but like some others here...my spam blocked went up by like 5 times during trial. Very sucspicious. I'm not trusting this developers not shoudl you. no, dont get it.

Just a trial period for a paid service + increase of spam rate
By ,

This plugin work only if coupled to a paid premium service.
Installing the plugin only grants for a 14 free trial. That should be mentioned as BOLD and more clearly in both title and description.

I had very few spams (a dozen per week), and I just wanted to test the effectiveness of CleanTalk on a small blog in order to validate their solution. (I do prefer to test plugins on small personal sites, rather than on heavy traffic, production sites or customers sites).

Magically after installing the plugin, the spam started flooding on my site and CleanTalk claimed stopping 3305 spams in 14 days. Effectively I was able to see all these spam messages in the SPAM tab in WordPress backend.

Good job for preventing all this new spam. But, but, but... After disabling the plugin and removing it, the spams magically stopped flooding!

So I do suspect either:

  • there is a breach in this plugin that attract spammers
  • they intentionally flood their future customers to convince them to choose their anti-spam service..."hey looks at all the spam we've protected you from"
Malicious service - be warned!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Before installing cleanTalk I used to receive 2-3 SPAM email every week, which is why getting their report surprised me: they claimed to have stopped ~700 SPAM email per DAY!

Since the trial period is over and I didn't want to pay for their plugin, I started getting ~100 SPAM emails every day.

I'm sorry for the day I installed this plugin!

By ,

If you want people to stop giving you bad reviews, then simply put TRIAL at the top of this page.. the word "trial" is mentioned once, about halfway down the page. Put it at the top of the page, so people clearly know it's a trial.


is not free
By , for WP 4.2.2

it's a demo (trial) software.. "Anti-spam by CleanTalk trial period ends, please upgrade to premium version!".. after the "test" it doesn't work anymore..

By ,

I uninstalled this plug in because it relies on java, so it blocks mobile users, then about a week later they email me and let me know that they blocked a spam attack. Not only is this plug in not installed, comments are turned off entirely. Fraud or poor coding? I have no idea, either way it can not be trusted.

It´s a demo
By ,

After demo it don´t works well

Ironic really
By ,

Since I installed the Anti-spam by CleanTalk I've been receiving spam in my inbox from Anti-spam by CleanTalk.

Please put in the wordpress plugin repo big bold words: ONE MONTH FREE or whatever your situation is.

I'm sure it a good plugin and it is cheap etc, but YOU guys should know better than anyone that you are using spammy tactics like not advertising that the plugin is not free.

If it is free, then your spammy emails are fraudulent/phishing.

Cleantalk name soiled.

Its not free
By ,

As everyone else said it not free

When trial period ended - I got spammed all over x 100 times
By , for WP 4.0.1

I will not say anything - BUT before installing the plugin in a trial mode - I had like 1 spam a week. After trial period ended - I have like 12 spam comment a day.
Is it just a coincidence? Anyway I get a very strange feeling... and will not buy this plugin.

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