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Contact Forms: Blocking Porn Spam

  1. Akismet is doing a great job, but I'm still having a slight problem with some pretty graphic comments being made via a contact form on one of my pages. Since I'm not the form's only recipient, I'm particularly concerned about the problem.

    If I were to type certain, very specific words (like the F Word) into the Comments Blacklist section, will that help Akismet filter out the porn spam that's currently getting thru?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    The blog I need help with is usagbeneluxfmwr.wordpress.com.

  2. Unfortunately, I don't think it does affect the contact form at all. Akismet isn't operative on emails, just comments.

    I'm just sending them to spam in my email and finding that since they generally come from the same few addresses, it's gradually learning to pre-filter them out.

  3. The support document indicates that the WordPress.com Contact Form does use Akismet.

    When a user submits your contact form, the feedback will be filtered through Akismet to make sure it’s not spam. Any legitimate feedback will then be emailed to you, and added to your feedback management area.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

  4. That's news. The OP is right, though; it doesn't seem to work well, if at all.

  5. Thanks so much for your input! I read the same thing as Houstonweaver, but thought I'd post to obtain other user's advice about it's actual functionality.

    Yesterday, I entered some very vulgar words into the Blacklist. I'll keep monitoring the spam and see if Akismet does start to filter out Contact Forms that contain those words.

    I'll be sure to follow up on this forum with any information I think may be of interest to you.

  6. You should try sending your self some profane messages through the contact form to see if it is working.

  7. That's next on my agenda.
    But first I have to warn the other recipients of that particular contact form that they'll be receiving an email with @($&(@ and @)($#@ in it!

    :-)

  8. Will be interested in your experience as time goes on.

  9. I certainly will report, since I'm sure I'm not the only person having this problem. So far, all my spam's been blocked, but it's the typical "Windows 7 Product Key" and "Hermes bags" variety.

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