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  • Resolved richards1052


    I’m currently using BB & SK2 as anti-spam plugins. I don’t know much about akismet (I’ve looked at the codex) to say whether or not it would add to my protection.

    If there’s a link in the forum to a thread which covers this ground, pls. let me know.

    Otherwise, I wonder what folks think about these plugins? The 2 I now have are doing a pretty decent job. BUt I always believe in upgrading to something that might work more efficiently (if akismet does that). I’d like to hear what folks think of Akismet compared to the others

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  • Moderator James Huff


    Here’s your answer:

    Akismet – Automattic Kismet

    For most people running a personal WordPress blog, Akismet is the ideal second line of defense. It will entirely replace plugins such as wp-hashcash, Spam Karma 2, AuthImage, etc. In fact, it makes most other anti-spam plugins entirely redundant.

    The one anti-spam plugin which Akismet will not make redundant is Bad Behavior. There are several reasons for this. …

    Personally, I prefer to use both Bad Behavior and Akismet. Bad Behavior stops most spam bots before they access my blog, and Akismet catches any that make it through.

    Spam Karma 2 is, and remains, a perfectly viable alternative to Akismet. Saying different is wrong.

    Read all the small print about Akismet before you take the plunge – as you should with any product.

    Moderator James Huff


    SK2 is certainly a viable alternative to Akismet, and worth keeping around in case the Akismet service ever goes offline. But, I just don’t see much logic in running the two simultaneously.

    Thanks for everyone’s comments & suggestions. I appreciate all that good information.

    I can see that we have a passionate debate going on about anti-spam plugins. I like the idea of trying to combine both plugins in Matt’s suggestion (though one hopes that the 2 combined will not hinder ea. other’s performance).

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