Comment Blacklist

If you are suffering from an influx of spam or unwanted messages through contact forms and you can’t block them completely by using CAPTCHA or Akismet, the Comment Blacklist feature will be of great help to you.

The Comment Blacklist is originally a feature of WordPress to help manage comments. Contact Form 7 can also utilize it to blacklist specific words or IP addresses.

Comment Blacklist is quite simple to use; just log-into the WordPress admin panel, move to the menu Settings > Discussion, and then you’ll find the Comment Blacklist section in the middle of the page. Put one word or IP address per line in the text box. Messages containing the word or sent from the IP address in the list you’ve created will be treated as spam by Contact Form 7 and will not be delivered.

How can you get the IP address from which the messages originate? The simplest method is by using the special mail tag [_remote_ip] in the content of the mail sent to you. It will show the sender’s IP address.

Just another contact form plugin for WordPress. Simple but flexible.