WP-SpamShield

1.7.4

*released 02/06/15*

* Added WP-Spamshield Whitelist, a feature that allows you to whitelist specific email addresses that you would like to let bypass spam filters in the comments and contact forms.
* Added option to allow keywords in comment author “Name” fields. This option is useful for sites with users that go by pseudonyms, or for sites that simply want to allow business names and keywords to be used in the comment “Name” field.
* Made some improvements to the UI of the settings page.
* Improved some of the error messages to make them more helpful.
* Made various code improvements.
* Improved some of the filters in the spam blocking algorithm.
* Updated the spam filters.

1.7.3

*released 02/03/15*

* Improved the Yahoo fix for the contact forms (implemented in 1.4.3) and restored “Reply-To” functionality. In version 1.4.3, I had to modify how the plugin handles the email address of the contact form submitter, in order to fix an issue with contact form submissions for users with `@yahoo.com` email addresses not getting sent. (See info on 1.4.3 update.) The contact form emails will still come from an email address that looks like `wpspamshield [dot] noreply [at] yourdomain [dot] com`. The difference now is that the “Reply-To” field is set to the contact form submitter’s email address, so you can just click “Reply” in your email app, like you could before version 1.4.3. This should still avoid any spam problems with properly configured SPF records on your domain (and Yahoo’s DMARC policy), while allowing contact form submissions from `@yahoo.com` email addresses.
* Updated the French (fr_FR) translation.
* Made various code improvements.
* Improved some of the filters in the spam blocking algorithm.
* Updated the spam filters.