Thanks to this plugin I was able to delete SI Captcha and Anti-Spam Bee, the latter of which was not working in the latest WP update.
Thumbs up for this plugin!
Well, I used to get blitzed with SPAM constantly. Now I don't. Only legit comments get through. I can pretty much stop there, but...
I'm really picky about installing plugins. I prefer less plugins and less bloat. So I resorted to using some referrer tricks, and blacklisting IP's and URL's, and email addresses. None of which did anything. It was like throwing a grape at a Rhino.
It's been several months and it's still working. Which is surprising. I assumed spammers would have figured out a way to beat this by now, to find its blind spot, but it's still stomping my SPAM like an elephant.
I wonder what all those other SPAM plugins are doing with their bloated files and ten thousand configuration settings? Why install those monstrosities (which I was guilty of doing) when this nimble plugin is able to get the job done effectively?
If ever you were asked to define a perfect plugin - this would be it! Just install it and it works as promised out of the box. No need to configure loads of settings, no resultant issues to deal with, etc.
This has overnight brought down my spam from 60-80 mails per day to ZERO. Yes, that's right - ZERO. For the first 2-3 days I was worried whether this was blocking all comments and not just spam, but that has since been proven not to be the case. I am getting genuine comments as usual, but all the machine generated spam is GONE!
All in all - the most perfect plugin I have ever come across!
Plenty of reader comments and no more spam since install a few weeks ago
This morning, I deleted 100 spam messages waiting to be moderated that had accumulated over night. My blog had been getting hit with spam every few minutes until I installed the "Anti-spam" plugin. After installing this plugin, no spam has been encountered thus far and it's been a full hour since installing it. I was able to post two test comments, from different computers using different ISPs, and the test comments came through just fine.
Zero configuration needed
Zero management needed (so far)
Completely effective (so far)
This plugin is great and I would recommend at least giving it a try.
It would be nice to add an optional reporting feature to get an idea of how much spam is being "fought" by this plugin. However, if you _want_ an anti-spam solution you won't have to deal with or manage, this just might be the plugin for you!
This was a "God Send!" My Blog The Whirling Wind has only been up since September 2012. I was getting numerous subscribers from all around the world via e-mail. The names looked suspicious to say the least. I finally figured out why. I began to get flooded with trackback pings. I'd go through and mark them as spam the moment I saw them. It was becoming a ritual to be performed several times a day.
Since installing this plug-in, NOTHING! It just works. I was so pleased I sent the author a donation.
I'm excited to try this plugin after the great reviews, but I'm having trouble getting it to work. When I add a comment when not logged in, I get this error:
Error: answer is wrong. [Current month ye@r day*] Error: field should be empty. [Leave this field empty*]
Can you suggest what might be causing this error? I have disabled Anti-Spam for now so users can still leave comments.
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I haven't had a single spam comment since the moment I installed this plugin (a couple of weeks ago), and I was getting 30+ junk comments a day. I've had no issues with genuine comments (all have come through as expected, and I've tested it successfully myself in Chrome, Opera, Safari and Firefox), and I'm VERY happy with this plugin.
I was getting sick of wading through all the junk, just in case there was a legitimate comment buried somewhere in there, and I did not want to use a captcha, because I agree that spam is not the users problem either.
And now it is no-one's problem! Thank you, thank you, thank you :)
This plugin has been a godsend. It is a great piece of code, it has never given me any problems.
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