Greetings! I’ve had an ongoing issue with the Human Test on the contact form.
If I put in a number test…for example 7 + 3 and then the visitor puts in 10 - then I am inundated with spam at a rate of about one every 30 seconds. As result, if I use the number, I have to check spam frequently throughout the day to even find legitimate emails from enquirers.
On the other hand, if I write out the human test in words instead of a number - for example, what colour do you get when you combine red and yellow, and then the visitor puts in orange - then anyone trying to use the contact form from a mobile phone simply can’t do it. Works just fine on a laptop and tablet, but does not work on a mobile.
I’ve tried asking for the first letter to be capitalised…it doesn’t work. I’ve tried asking for the first letter to not be capitalised. That doesn’t work either.
Any ideas how I can fix the mobile issue, or am I really stuck with a tsunami of spam? As it is, ALL emails from this contact page have gone exclusively to my spam folder. Nothing I can do seems to fix that. But a spam folder with a few things in it is manageable whereas I can’t cope finding emails from the contact page in an ocean of about 45,000 spam messages a day.
Any help would be much appreciated.