I have seen many comments bemoaning the ease of spamming our Zenfolio guestbooks. I cleaned out six new spam comments today alone! That's since I cleaned it out yesterday afternoon. Moderating is not a solution, as my inbox still gets hit six to nine times a day with new spam messages on my guestbook.
For a while it was Indian movers, then Polish "enhancement" products ... and today it was a combination of the two.
What would it take to implement a captcha system to protect us from spam bots?
It was wonderful while it lasted. Until about last July.
For 3-4 years I've been recommending Zenfolio to all and sundry and really enjoyed my experience with them. Since around last July though that trust and enjoyment has evapourated. I saw a rep at the UK's Photography Show last March and expressed concern. This year, as far as I'm aware, TheImageFile will have a stand at the show and they've recently won a prestigious award.
Returning to Zenfolio, I don't know if you'll "Reach out to me" - what a godawful expression you use - the shopping "experience" is terrible. The https thingy seems to have been ignored. This email situation is not resolved. The 7% commission on self fulfilled products when I already pay a decent subscription is rape.
I've looked at loads of other providers like Wix, Webflow, Smugmug and Shootproof (who I've used in the last few months) and various others.
TheImageFile will have my business as from next week and my subscription in March with Zenfolio will not be renewed.