There's lots of advice on the interwebs about how to defeat form and comment spammers; those irritating automated bots that use your contact or comment forms on your blog or web site for spam.
We know that most of the ideas won't work as a long-term solution - because we've tried them all.
Here's what doesn't work:
We've found a foolproof solution. We've used it on many different web sites. Before we implemented our trick, we'd get form spam on those sites. Afterwards, no more form spam. None whatsoever. It just works!
It's simple! We just:
Not convinced? Go to our contact form (opens in a new window). Hit the submit button and nothing else. That's what happens to form spammers - they get sent to this site's home page. And you don't get their form spam.
And if you are a form spammer, go ahead and try to spam our contact form. You will fail! We've had our solution on this site for months....no form spam yet!
If you want to use our solution on your web site, just use the contact form to send us your info. And we'll send all the files you need to put our solution on your web site. Free. No charge. Gratis. No gimmicks. Open source. Full instructions. It even works in WordPress - with our comment plugin and contact form template.
Did we mention it is free? And no obligation?
You will get only one email from us with the files you need. Then we delete your message. No mailing list grab or share of your email address. No contact from us again (unless you contact us first).
If you like, you can send us a donation for our efforts. It's not required, but it will be appreciated. Use the button over there to send your donation via PayPal (PayPal account not required; just use any credit card they accept).
And if you want to share our solution with others, just send them here to our site.