Forms honeypot false positives

  • I added a honeypot field to a perch form for a client a few months back as the amount of spam was becoming problematic, as per instructions here:

    It certainly reduced the amount of spam but also seems to have marked a lot of valid enquiries as spam - approx. 20% of (over 500) messages listed in the spam tab were false positives.

    How can this happen? Do some browsers automatically fill empty fields?

    I'm aware of Ryan's new Recaptcha add-on & Akismet as alternative methods of managing spam but just wanted to see if I have the built in option working correctly first.


    The contact form template below is called using perch_content('Contact form');


    Runway 3.1.4 diagnostic:

  • drewm

    Approved the thread.