Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not.
Akismet has been keeping my blog spam-free for years now, and even though one or two a month may get through, it's nothing compared to the tens of thousands that it catches every week.
Disclaimer: Do I work for Automattic? Yes. Would I still pay for Akismet even if I didn't? Yes.
the best plugin for spam!
Akismet has killed so much spam for me over the years. It's also saved me at least 20 days worth of time. Every now and then some spam gets through but reporting those comments is easy. This plugin could easily be behind a paywall but it's still available to use for free.
Every1 loves this plugin without some spammers!!
I suspect that the free version has some issues with it, but even on a moderately visited site, it lets far too many spam/ham crap in. 30- to 50 a day.
I downloaded WP ban an IP plugin to augment this highly touted program and by damn, even before putting in ANY IP address, by activating it, was already banned from accessing my site or any access to it. So much for 'good plug-ins!' Went to my hosting site (Inmotion) and began using their own IP denial program. WOW! This finally worked.
Akismet IMO is overrated and does not delete comments (simply delete option) in my comment queue which are ALL spam/ham that Akismet should have caught. I simply continue to get far too many comments waiting to be moderated every day in my spam column. NOT IMPRESSED. Hope someone else comes up with something better.
Akismet was good when it worked. Now most of my spam comes from China and it seems to do nothing to filter them. The Inmotion hosting IP filter did do the job that neither Akimeset of WP ban did.
suspended my account because its a "commercial site"! WTF???
I can always use other free plugin.
No spam in comments thank to Akismet.
The best spam protector.
Akismet is a life-saver. I never have to worry about spam any more.
Akismet is a good service as far as spam goes, but it continually shows an incorrect ham count. It somehow sees a number of phantom comments that do not show up on the WordPress comment stats.
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