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Over the past couple of weeks, we have noticed an uptick in comment form spam. Most of the spam we have seen seems to be coming from either .ru email addresses or qq email addresses. Some shops we are seeing are getting hundreds a day, making it nearly impossible to handle normal business, because they are too busy deleting the spam messages.
For those of you unfamiliar with me, I own dh42, we support currently around 600 PrestaShop websites and a steadily growing number of thirty bees websites. Since thirty bees is so closely related to PrestaShop, the problems we are seeing with the PrestaShop contact form issues are also starting to appear with the thirty bees sites we manage as well.
NoCaptcha reCaptcha module
If you are having an issue with spam on your contact form, this module was created exactly for this purpose. The NoCaptcha reCaptcha module allows you to install Google’s captcha service on your contact form to prevent spam. Not only does it protect your contact for, it also protects your site’s sign up form, password reset form, and back office login too. The module is highly configurable, letting you choose between a light and a dark theme to better match your site.
In the back office the module walks you through the configuration with a series of prompts like below, so you can quickly and easily configure the module.
As with all the modules that thirty bees produce, this module is free and open source. We feel functionality like contact form security, and shop security should be standard in our software and not something that our merchants have to pay for. This module is available in the feed on the module page in your back office. If you have disabled your module feed, you can download the module using the button below.