Akismet blew up on me two days ago and the Akismet.com site blog and Contact form are not providing a response to the matter. The problem started with v. 1.11 and continues with 1.12.
Akismet is catching all comments as Spam even those that are not. The only change I made to my server is turning off PHP "safe_mode" and I am not running any other Spam or bad behavior Plugins other than Akismet.
I uninstalled Akismet AND DELETED IT FROM MY SERVER but then all comments do not appear either posted or in moderation -- they are just gone... until I re-upload and re-activate Akismet. Akismet then "finds" those comments and holds them as Spam but only â€œshowsâ€? them to me two at a time. I have to clear the two caught comments for the others Akismet is holding to appear. Marking comments "Not Spam" has no effect to not having them caught again later the next day.
Why is Akismet catching all comments even when it is deactivated and deleted from the server? I have no cache software installed.
I don't see any Akismet entries in my .htaccess file -- is Akismet hiding somewhere else in my WordPress 1.5.2 install (running K2 Beta One 96) that I need to hand remove to get it to stop messing with my comments when it is removed from my server?
I deactivated all Plugins and ran an "upgrade" but the problem persists.
Here's my blog entry detailing the experience:
I appreciate any support you might offer.