Receiving multiple emails with the same content from the same sender in a short period of time — I often receive support requests like this.
Although some suppose these are caused by a bug or made by spam bots, in most cases they are created by real humans. It is real well meaning people who are making multiple submissions through contact forms on their sites.
They ask me if they can make Contact Form 7 prevent such multiple submissions. Actually this is not difficult at all. You have some options to do so, such as disabling the Submit button after the first submission.
You might think that such functions should be activated by default if it is not difficult. In reality such functions are intentionally not implemented in this plugin — because it obviously leads to a terrible outcome.
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Contact Form 7 5.1.5 is now available. This is a maintenance release that includes some improvements. Version 5.1.5 is the first to have been tested with WordPress 5.3.
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Flamingo 2.1 is now available. You no longer have to move spam messages to Trash manually since Flamingo does the task for you. Also, a new contributor has joined the Flamingo development team.
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Contact Form 7 5.1.4 is now available. This is a maintenance release that includes some bug-fixes and improvements.
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Contact Form 7 protects your forms from spammers with several different spam protection modules such as Akismet, reCAPTCHA, and Comment blacklist. These modules help a lot, but how can you know which module has blocked a submitted message and why the module has blocked it?
Continue reading Why is this message marked “Spam”?
Contact Form 7 5.1.2 is now available. This is a maintenance release that includes some bug-fixes and improvements. If you use the Constant Contact integration, you will find the newly introduced contact list selector very useful.
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Contact Form 7 5.1.1 has just been released. This release makes improvements to the server side validation process of reCAPTCHA.
If you use reCAPTCHA v3 with Contact Form 7 5.1 and feel that you get more spam through contact forms than before, upgrading to 5.1.1 might relieve the situation.
But, please read through this post before you run an upgrade. This is an important notice.
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Contact Form 7 5.1 is now available. There are major upgrades in the Integration page. The Constant Contact integration module has been newly introduced, and the reCAPTCHA module now supports the v3 API.
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Contact Form 7 5.0.5 is available. This is a maintenance release including a few minor bug-fixes.
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Contact Form 7 5.0.4 is available. This is a security and maintenance release and we strongly encourage you to update to it immediately.
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