I've had Akismet running on my site just fine for quite some time (about a year) and today I got flooded with spam comments that Akismet.
I checked my Plugin area and under Akismet it says
The key below was previously validated but a connection to akismet.com can not be established at this time. Please check your server configuration.
I'm wondering what it is that I need to do to check my server configuration, or what that even means? The only thing that I can correlate with the Akismet changes is using my sidebar widgets (which before today I was simply using the theme editor to add html code to make my sidebar.)
Does anyone know what is going on, and why it won't accept my key all of a sudden?
Thanks for any suggestions,