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Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not.

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Only stopped my own comments
By , for WP 4.2.2

Trapped five of my own internal pingbacks as spam, did not react to an external spam attack at all.

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requires money!

Whoah, killed my site
By , for WP 4.0

Just upgrade to the latest version of Akismet (wordpress already updated). Been running fine since April. Newest Akistmet release (4.0?) killed my site. Been trying for 30 minutes to get it to load (IIS restart, failed Akistmet plugin install removed, etc).

Gonna be a long night I think. :(

nasty plugin!
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suspended my account because its a "commercial site"! WTF???

I can always use other free plugin.

Ham count is continually wrong
By , for WP 4.0

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.

Disables the Add Media button
By , for WP 3.9.1

It could be theme-related (I'm using Atahualpa 3.7.15), but Akismet 3.01. disables the Add Media button when writing or editing posts. It also disables the quick lookup for tags when I try to enter the first letters in a tag I want to add. Consequently, I cannot use Akismet on my blog.

Not good at all
By , for WP 3.9

Simply horrible. Would not filter anything

It has a virus
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Plugin akisment contains a virus!

akismet.php => PHP.Shell-83

I think WordPress community has to delete this plugin from access.

Posts that are no spam is recognized as spam
By , for WP 3.8

Mostly at weekend I look for new blogs and interesting topics and post/reply a comment on some of them.

In a lot of cases my comment is then recognized as spam and I'm threaded like a spambot.

It happens on a lot of different blogs. Since some weeks I practice it in that way that every time when a comment of me is recognized as spam I contact the webmasters and ask him "why".

When they look at my comment they also don't know why because it's a regular comment.

In former times I found akismet useful but nowadays its a pain because I now see it with the eyes of a reader and not just as a webmaster. I slowly loose the pleasure to comment on blogs.

Every webmaster should think about that if he or she wants to loose readers because of that.

Not catching spam
By , for WP 3.7

Akismet used to work. It would catch the spam and put them in my spam queue, removing them from my comment queue and not send me an email.

Recently Akismet has been not catching spam and I get emails that comments are there in my comment queue which are really spam that Akismet should have caught. Sometimes Akismet then catches them but I've already gotten hundreds (608 this morning) of emails about comments waiting to be moderated.

I really enjoyed the assistance of Akismet when it worked.


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