Comment blocklist

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 blocklist feature will be of great help to you.

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

Comment blocklist is quite simple to use; just log-into the WordPress admin screen, move to the menu Settings > Discussion, and then you’ll find the Comment Blocklist section in the middle of the screen. 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 email sent to you. It will show the sender’s IP address.

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

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