Use this guide to reduce spammy messages sent through your site's Form Blocks. Although there's no way to block all spam from reaching you, there are a few strategies to decrease the amount. You may also want to read more about how to spot a phishing scam.
Why is this happening?
Spambots crawl the web looking for ways to share unsolicited content. They look for email addresses, forums, and contact forms. So, if you have a Form Block on your site, there's a chance you'll receive spam.
Reduce spam using Google reCAPTCHA
The best way to prevent spammy messages through your forms is to add Google reCAPTCHA. Google reCAPTCHA is a tool that distinguishes humans from spambots. It prompts visitors to check a box verifying that they’re not a robot, and sometimes asks visitors to complete another task, like identify a string of letters. Most spambots can’t do this, but your human visitors should have no trouble.
Reduce spam using a confirmation email
Another great way to prevent form spam is to select Squarespace Email Campaigns or Mailchimp as your storage option. Both services send a confirmation email, which requires subscribers to confirm their subscription before they’re added to a mailing list.
If you use Squarespace Email Campaigns, the confirmation email is enabled for Cover Page newsletter signup, Newsletter Blocks, and promotional pop-ups. To learn more, visit Subscriber verification.