Being a website owner myself, I understand how frustrating and stressful dealing with spam can be.
Imagine this: you just built a website and got your first email coming from a contact page form… and it’s spam. 😫 S*cks, right!?
Luckily there are ways to combat it and make your life a little easier. After all, we all have things we’d rather be doing than sorting out a form spam situation gone bad.
So, let’s get started! 👉
Use Contact Forms: (the right way, I mean it)
Use a reliable CF and get rid of displaying your email address. I get it, people love this because it gives them a direct way to get in touch… But spambots also seek out email addresses they can harvest and use as a way to spam others.
Use Google reCAPTCHA
The invisible reCAPTCHA badge does not require the user to click on a checkbox, instead it is invoked directly when the user clicks on an existing button on your site.
Ask a Question
Create a form field that asks site visitors a question that they have to answer correctly. You might present a text question or a math question for people to fill in before they can submit their form.
Stop allowing links on blog comments and in forms. When it comes to manual spammers trying to enter links into messages, this will definitely help.
For WordPress users: You can use a plugin like Perfmatters WP.
Use Akismet Plugin
For WordPress users: A high-quality anti-spam solution like Akismet does a great job complementing any of the previous-mentioned form spam prevention strategies.
Which spam prevention methods do you use?
Tell me in the comments.
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