19th September 2020
Dealing with website form spam
Did you know that Spam accounts for 45% of all emails sent? When you’re trying to run a business spam can be an unpleasant distraction. If you’ve got a form on your website sooner or later you’re going to get spam messages through it.
Dealing with spam can be annoying, confusing and time consuming. Spam can also contain dangerous malware and viruses. Sorting through it is really not how you want to be spending your time.
I’ve found that the best way of eliminating form spam is by using Akismet, a spam filtering service. Akismet works by collating information about spam from all over the web and uses that information to block future spam.
Akismet is really easy to use. Purchase a key code, enter that into your CMS and it then sits in the background working its magic.
As well as dealing with form spam Akismet prevents comment spam in your blog posts.
Akismet is a tool I use and I recommend it to people who are just about to launch a site. It saves an awful lot of time and stress and it works remarkably well.