Once you created your contact form using Contact Form 7 you actually may get spam. CleanTalk Anti-Spam plugin protects your Contact Form 7 form from spam.

Once CleanTalk Anti-Spam plugin is installed it starts to protect all of the existing forms on your WordPress website. It may not only be Contact Form 7 contact forms but many others.

How to install CleanTalk Anti-Spam plugin

To install the Anti-Spam plugin, go to your WordPress admin panel → Plugins → Add New.

Then enter «СleanTalk» in the search box and click the Install button for «Spam protection, Anti-Spam, FireWall by CleanTalk».

After installing the plugin, click the «Activate»‎ button.

After it is done go to the plugin settings and click the «Get Access Key Automatically»‎ button. Then just click the «Save Settings»‎ button.

That’s it! From now your WordPress website and Contact Form 7 form are protected from spam.

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How to test your Contact Form 7 spam protection

You can test the work of Anti-Spam protection for your Contact Form 7 contact form by using a test email s @ cleantalk.org (without spaces). Fill in all the required form fields and send a form. After submitting the form, you will see a block message about the block on the form submission.

If you have any questions, add a comment and we will be happy to help you.

Create your Cleantalk account – Register now and enjoy while CleanTalk protects your Contact Form 7 form from spam

Additional features

  • CleanTalk protects all forms at once: comments, registrations, feedbacks, contacts, reviews.
  • Installation takes about 1-2 minutes.
  • Smart 100% protection against spambots.
  • Always online – 24/7 technical support.
  • Logs, personal lists, country filters, stop-words and many another.
How to protect your Contact Form 7 using CleanTalk Anti-Spam plugin
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6 thoughts on “How to protect your Contact Form 7 using CleanTalk Anti-Spam plugin

  • March 24, 2022 at 4:44 am

    CleanTalk seems to be letting through 75% of all spam at the moment, on my website!

    “Smart 100% protection against spambots”

  • April 16, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    I have tested it and it works. My question is, is it possible to customize that error message? I would like something non-specious like “Sorry, Please try again later” or “Server Error. We’re working to fix this” etc.

      • April 18, 2022 at 12:37 pm

        Thanks for your quick reply.

        That is awesome. I will look into it soon.

        For the past two days this tool has done a great job of block spammers. I got tired using reCaptcha and quiz challenges and it seems the persons are doing it manually or have some smart system to outsmart the two security tools.

        I set contact form to record their IPs and decided to look for a way to report them as SPAM and quick Google search brought me to your platform that has submission tool for reporting SPAM IPs and look up their report history from your database.

        To my amusement, I found all the IPs I collected have a SPAM history that dates back months and years go. I wondered why the IP providers haven’t blacklisted the IPs from use. But thank God, you have a WordPress solution that sync’s spam IPs in real-time from other websites that are using your tools. And this has helped reduce the spam to ZERO!

        • April 18, 2022 at 1:09 pm

          We are happy to stop spam for you. Let us know if you need any help.


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