Akismet with Personal Data IP Address disabled [RESOLVED]


When “Prevent the storage of IP addresses during form submission” is enabled under Personal Data within form, does the IP address of the visitor still get passed on to Akismet when enabled?

Although I can see you need to explicitly enable it when disabling IP storage with filter (https://docs.gravityforms.com/gform_akismet_fields/#2-provide-the-ip-address), it is not clear whether that also applies to the checkbox within Personal Data.


That’s a good question Vic. I recommend opening a support ticket so we can get an official answer: https://www.gravityforms.com/support/

Thanks for getting back to me.

I had a dig through the code and as far as I could see the IP is removed on save, before the submission is sent to Akismet. I’ve disabled the IP removal for the moment as we’re sending it to a third-party anyway.

For anyone using Akismet and the IP removal feature however it seems to massively reduce the effectiveness of Akismet. Worth keeping in mind!

Thanks for digging in Vic. That’s good information.

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