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"box" wrote:
but I do use Google Apps to process my form-mail addresses – and Google’s spam filter is one of the best I’ve come across and has proven to be intelligent enough to filter the spam and allow genuine messages to get through. The result of this method is that I don’t have a spam problem with my forms (unless I happen to look in my spam bin!!).

The downside to this method is you are effectively allowing Google to blacklist your server, given that the originator is one of the factors used when determining if the content is spam, and unless you are doing some funky trick you are effectively spamming yourself by forwarding the mails to your Google account. This might not be a problem but it may become one if you then set up something like PHPList or other bulk mailer software as you may well find your legitimate mails from your domain blocked by major email providers because of all the previous spam from that server!