No more spam with Contact Form 7

A lot of you are using Contact Form 7 plugin and like a lot, you use it with default settings, that why your messages fall in spam. So today I’ll gonna show you 3 little tricks to avoid falling in spam again.

1. Use Akismet
Yoi just need to activate Akismet and to add these two options to the “name” and “email” fields.
akismet:author
akismet:author_email

2. Use additional header “Reply-to”
By default, CF7 show “[your-name] <[your-email]" in the "from" field, that's a error, because this make your mailbox thinking that your Web hosting is sending email from many different domain names, so it think its spam. To avoid this use a email with the same domain name as your website in the "from" and "to" fields. If you want your email to be answerable us the additional header Reply-to: [your-name] <[your-email]>

3. Use a honeypot
Download this plugin. A honey pot is a way to induce robot in error, by proposing them a hidden field, so if the bot fill it, the message won’t be send. To use it, press the “Generate Tag” button, and choose Honeypot, than copy/paste the code in your form.
Ex.: [honeypot honeypot-630]

You can now breathe in peace.

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