Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not.
I used this for a very long time. I was getting medium traffic, and found that it was letting things through. I "topped it up" by using an extra plugin, and between both of them, I almost brought the spam down to zero.
I work on loads of sites, and recently I noticed that Akismet is getting "holier" - either that, or spam authors are getting trickier. Ironically, this coincided with when they started asking for money. :)
So I no longer use it at all, and have found other tools that seem to be nimbler at keeping up with what the spammers are doing.
That said, I think it's quite adequate for sites without heavy traffic.
A bit tricky to find the free API key, but it does a good job of blocking spam.
I get virtually NO spam. Love it.
very nice plugin, easy to use, works perfectly
Rarely it marks as span a valid comment and it helps a lot in keeping the forum (bbPress) clear of spam.
Muy buen plugins para evitar spam
Very good plugin, we use it with some heavy traffic websites to fight spam and its almost flawless.
Desde un inicio utilizo este plugin para combatir el spam.
Prácticamente no se filtran correos no deseados
Works very well, and the only small issue I've had was perfectly resolved in a timely manner.
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