New spam detection added to PHP Mail Form

As of this morning, both the free and premium PHP mail form scripts have an additional spam check to detect and assign scoring to submissions where the form submission contains data in an unexpected order.

This is an increasingly common trait in automated spam, but may cause false flags if you’ve significantly changed the default form HTML that comes with the script.

This additional spam check is enabled by default. To turn off this feature, find $check_key_positions = true; near the top of the form file and change true to false.

The new version is available to download from the downloads page (free version) or the the members area (premium). As usual, please back up your existing mail form implementation before changing to the latest version. If you don’t have the Premium PHP Mail Form yet, you can purchase it here.

This entry was posted in Updates, on June 14, 2021

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