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  • To put it lightly, I am *tired* of all the trackback spam I am getting, which akismet is not able to filter out.

    It would have been great if there is a plugin with which comments don’t need to be moderated but all trackbacks are held for moderation.

    I am hoping it should work with akismet.

    Thanks a million

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Akismet works perfectly well with trackbacks. And it learns too, so just mark them as spam and get on with life.

    If Akismet isn’t enough, I suggest installing Bad Behavior as well. It made 90% of my spam (of all kinds) simply vanish. It’s a wonderful plugin. With BB and Akismet, you rarely get any spam at all, and those you do get are caught by Akismet.

    Actually, come to think of it, I think Bad Behavior may be the reason a lot of this spam isn’t picked up by Akismet. See, Akismet works by getting the spam sent to it by the various blogs using it. But Bad Behavior straight up blocks an incredible amount of spambots. So all this spam blocked by us Bad Behavior users isn’t getting sent to Akismet at all. It’s something to think about, certainly.

    It was working fine with me, till last weekend 🙁

    Now I get lot of trackback spam which just keeps getting through (by lot I mean 1 leaked spam per 5 minutes!!! damn!!!).

    Minutes ago I found and installed these plugins which put all trackbacks/pingbacks in moderation:

    And although it *seems* to be working fine, it will be great if someone can look at its 20 line code to confirm if it is not breaking anything inside WordPress 2.0

    Thanks again (

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