I hope I can get a solution for this ongoing (and getting worse) issue very quick. I have been noticing a huge amount of spam emails to my website domain email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Mostly adult content along with a lot of other spam emails. Our email address is nowhere on our site. We have also been getting a very large amount of newsletter subscribers daily.
Problem is I did not connect how our email address was getting so much spam till, I realized when they sign up they get a confirmation email and noticed (after subscribing with my own personal email) they can now see our email address. I even set the newsletter to confirmation and still they get an email with our email address.
Now to fix this issue I need to get something done. I tried the CAPTCHA and for some reason does not work for newsletter and contact us form. Plus I am trying to avoid customers taking extra steps having to check off a box (i'm not a robot) or adding text. Plus when I set the newsletter to confirm I notice legit customers are not responding to the email confirmation and therefore subscribing. I want legit subscribers so I need to have less steps for them to sign up. I have read where others suggested, CAPTCHA, Honeypot (or Honeybot) and HoneySpam. I need a reel fix asap that works. I will also say I need it to work on our Contact Us forms as well, as I get all kinds of emails through contact us for Funding, SEO Offers, Website Updates, etc.
Sorry for the long post, I need to get this fixed, and what works for my M1 site, I will need the same soon for our new M2 site we are launching in January. Thanks