Contact form spam

HenrysCat

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I have had my contact form disabled for a couple of months now (due to massive amounts of spam) today I decided to enable again and literally with 10 minutes I had 3 messages in Russian sent, I can only assume these are spam bots, I have the google reCAPTCHA enabled and working but still, WTF?

How do you guys deal with this? if at all.
 

JakeSully

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you know you can setup re-captcha that way contact form requires spammers to verify that they are not a bot and so on. That should lower spam through contact form.
 

Rodolfo

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I also had tons of bots (here in the forums) and it was because they can register and fill in user details as description + link. Once I removed that they gone, and I also added moderation for all non-client messages so only customers can spam now (the way it should be).

Until we get permissions or some kind of limitation for those fields in the software this will keep happening... I recommend you to put the email address directly, a chatbot, whatever but not the contact form.
 

JakeSully

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I said in my original post "I have the google reCAPTCHA enabled and working"
then yours isn't working if bots can still send you spam, unless new bots have been developed that can act as human so reCAPTCHA can be bypassed.
 

HenrysCat

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I have made some progress here (fingers crossed) I changed the "Security Preference" slider in recaptcha settings from "Easiest for users" to "Most secure" not had any spam since, apart from my sandwich ;)
 

mkerala

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I had similar issue with lots of spam in Russian. Switched to reCaptcha V3 from V2 and all gone. Apparently bots are bypassing V2.
 
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