CleanTalk added spam protection for standard contact forms for Joomla using direct form integration. So if you prefer to use standard Joomla forms, be sure to use the most effective Anti-Spam plugin. Read the guide below and learn 8 steps to protect your forms from spam.

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

Download CleanTalk Anti-Spam plugin

How to install CleanTalk Anti-Spam plugin

1. Make a backup of the site files and database.

2. Download the Anti-Spam extension archive via link above.

3. In the main Joomla menu open Extensions → Manage → Install.

4. Click the «Browse for file» button to upload the archive.

Joomla install

5. After installation you will see a success message:

Joomla success

6. Go to plugin settings: Extensions → Plugins → Anti-Spam by CleanTalk. Enable the plugin and save settings.

7. In plugin settings press «Get access key automatically» button. Admin email address will be used for registration. If you want to use another address click the button «Get access key manually». Fill in the easy registration form and you will receive your key.

Joomla Anti-Spam settings

8. Enter your Access key in its field, choose protection options and save settings.

Anti-Spam settings

That’s it! From now you know how to completely protect your Standard Contact Forms for Joomla from spam.

How to check spam protection for Standard Joomla Contact Forms

You can test the work of Anti-Spam protection for your Standard Joomla Contact Forms by using a test email s @ (without spaces). First, open the form in an Incognito browser tab. 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 protect your Standard Joomla Contact Forms from spam in 5 minutes.


The protection works only for website visitors, not for website admins. Be sure to test the form protection using Incognito mode.

Additional features

  • CleanTalk protects all forms at once: comments, registrations, feedbacks, contacts, reviews.
  • Installation takes about 1-2 minutes.
  • Smart 99% protection against spambots.
  • Always online – 24/7 technical support.
  • Logs, SpamFireWall, personal lists, country filters, stop-words, and many others.

Discover the complete list of CleanTalk Anti-Spam plugin features here.

How to stop spam on Joomla Standard Contact Form
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3 thoughts on “How to stop spam on Joomla Standard Contact Form

  • July 18, 2024 at 6:49 pm

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  • July 18, 2024 at 7:40 pm

    Seems your spam filter is not working good enough because I was able to make previous comment:
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    • July 18, 2024 at 8:44 pm


      Our system has recognized that you are human, that the email and IP you are using are not on our blacklists, and in this case your message alone is not a sufficient reason to block the request.


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