A solution from Alpha Tango to prevent form and comment spam
If form or comment spam (emails from your website forms and WordPress posts) is causing you to have to delete emails constantly please read on. If not you can stop reading here. If you are not an Alpha Tango client but are interested please contact Alan Tomkins at email@example.com
Over the last 18 months, we are in April 2021, form spam has reached epidemic proportions with CAPTCHA boxes, even Googles, no longer offering protection. Normal spam filters can't stop this as the emails are coming from you and your website, so they are not traditional spam.
I was getting upwards of 10 a day, so something had to be done. Over the Christmas break I researched solutions and have been trialling the one we chose on 10 client sites for 12 weeks now. I needed to make sure it was not stopping genuine forms and comments from getting through. I am now happy to propose this to you as one of two options.
We install the service on your website and it's effectively invisible to you, although you'll see the plugin obviously. What I mean by that is you can't login to an account to see what form entries or comments been blocked and check for false positives. If I was not confident this was not an issue I would not be offering this service, however you might like control over this, if so please look at option 2. I can see the data but all sites are listed in one place so there's no end user view option.
OPTION 1 COSTS:
Onetime install and setup fee £20. Annual fee £5 to be added to your hosting invoice at the next renewal, so free until then.
As per option 1 but you will have a user name and password to login and check your spam filter. Blocked inbound forms and comments will be held for 45 days. You can use the other features available like whitelisting, marking as not spam, filtering based on subject words, and more.
OPTION 2 COSTS:
Onetime install and setup fee £30. Annual fee £10 to be added to your hosting invoice at the next renewal, so free until then.
If you are getting genuine enquiries from countries/continents with high spam output such as South America, Africa, Russia and Eastern Europe, then I'd advise not using this service as it may block genuine enquiries. Alternatively take option 2 so you can log in and check regularly or when required.
WANT US TO SET THIS UP FOR YOU?
All you need to do is contact me, Alan Tomkins, at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get this setup within a few days. If you're not ready now please bear in mind I can add you at any time, so if form or comment spam becomes an issue just let me know.