I've only been using Akismet for about a week on my 5-month-old blog, and i'm amazed at how well it works. I've been getting often 10 or more spam comments per day, and now i don't have to spend time on the chore of trashing them all; so far i've only had two get through to the approval stage, and not a single false positive. The "empty spam folder" button is a real time-saver too!
The plug-in is very good at blocking nasty spam comments. Highly recommend it to anyone new to blogging.
It's understood that any spam filter has some margin of error. But I think that where this one self-reports an accuracy of 98% on my blog, this is actually an accurate estimate. Which is impressive. I think that this plugin is an essential part of my blog.
I've seen many spam filters do much worse than that.
just great thanks
Does what it says it does, an oldie but goodie. And of course it's always kept current since it's one of Matt Mullenweg's plugins. ;)
it's doing what it shall do. No more spam!!!!
When I got word that AreYouAHuman was discontinuing Play Through, which I'd been using for a couple of years, I poked around and realized I'd downloaded this plugin but had never activated it. Since my primary aim was to eliminate spam comments, I completed the registration process in a few minutes and activated it.
Perfect for me. Set and forget. Easy as pie. (Insert your preferred cliche here.)
Akismet has helped me a lot in my plugin journey but sometimes it blocks good comments too.
We have used Akismet for our own websites and our clients' websites and have been really pleased. In fact, we wouldn't run a WordPress website without it. We used to get some really nasty spam, but now it is all gone.
Am a newbie and on setting up noticed folk were claiming to register which, given how new and not being promoted, seemed unlikely. Those emails have now stopped and all looks good.
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