Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
If you have a WordPress.org site but want to install Akismet on it, you will get a page informing you that 'you need to have a WordPress.com' account in order to get an API Key.
This may lead you to think that you can only use Akismet on a WP.com site, but this is not so. Even if you have a WP.org site, you 'still' need to open a WP.com account. Once you have done this you can log in to Akismet with that username & password.
The Akismet Key will then be sent to your e-mail address that you used when registering a WP.com account. You then just install Akismet in your WP.org site as usual (install a plugin). Go to the 'edit' menu where the plugin is stalled and copy and paste your new API key into the required 'serial number' window.
That is it.
Free for personal use and works like magic.
I don't care about the security issues, like saved userdata etc. but I wouldn't use it in a sensitive user-environment with high security needs
The hardest part about using this plugin is getting a key, but once you do you'll never look back. SPAM comments are a thing of the past!
It does the job, a must.
Livre-se de todos os parvalhões spamers, vão direitinhos para o lixo.
Saves so much time by not having to check through comments. Only had 1 false positive in 3 months out of 9000+ spam comments. Really can't complain.
It's Works :)
Should be included into WordPress core (with ability to turn off).
Love this, a necessity for all blog users!
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