Tag Magento FightSpam

How to reduce spam messages sent via Magento contact form without using Captchas

A lot of my clients complain about the fact that they receive lots of spam messages via the Magento contact and review forms. Basically in most of these cases I recommend using professional services like Akismet and an appropriate Magento extension which effectively reduce the amount of spam messages to a minimum. (I don’t want to mention Captchas because I do not want to loose potential customers ;-) But there are also some simple code modifications that can easily be made in a couple of hours by yourself, e.