Plugin Reviews

Spam Destroyer

Kills spam dead in it's tracks. Be gone evil demon spam!

13 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
Can't find a single reason to even slightly talk bad about it
By , for WP 4.2.2

Ever since I started vetting spam plug-ins seriously (my clients would start to get hit, and then on some sites where they took over as admin, my e-mail was still user ID # 1 in the database, so I'd still get hit)...this has been tops.

I am interested in, and understood, the methods discussed about how it works, but in my wildest dreams I couldn't expect it to be AS effective as it is.

I've never even set anything. I just tell people it exists and to install it. The problems either stop or never start. 10 seconds and a game changer.

It's so good I forget it's even an issue sometimes for sites to get spam, and then I'll get four or five the day after a site goes live, and I'll think, "Shoot, that's because Spam Destroyer isn't in there yet. I forgot to install it."

Then I do and all is right with the world again. Word needs to get out on this thing. I barely rate or review here and I was expecting a big long page of hugs. When you combine how effective it is with how simple it is with how free it is, I've yet to see anything that can come close to touching it (full disclosure, basic as it sounds, and I know it undermines what I said a bit, but I haven't had personal experience with the paid Akismet. I'm just talking about third-party stuff).

THANK you from the bottom of my heart. Seriously.

Works beautifully, thanks!
By , for WP 4.0

I use Spam Destoryer on almost all of my WP websites, thanks for this awesome plugin!

By , for WP 3.9.2

It does what it says, kill spam without any action: perfect!

Does a good job, but too aggressive with bbPress
By , for WP 3.9.1

Works well, except it can't be used with bbPress. No answers get through (Error: Empty answer).

Awesome plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

Stopped 100 thousands of spam so far on multi site with no spam at all getting through that I have seen. Only issue is because I am on a multi site I don't think the deleting spam after a certain amount of days work. But it is simple enough to click empty button. I am just surprised at all the spam it has stopped not letting any through and yet still letting the few real comments through.

By , for WP 3.8.3

I rarely leave reviews, but your plug in is great. Only a few spams have ever reached my inbox, and +800 killed. Thanks for making life easier!

By , for WP 3.8.2

Marks anything as spam.

I am now using this instead of Akismet
By Plugin Author, for WP 3.8.1

In two months two spams got through, and they were probably entered by human turks. Before this, several spam a day were getting through. This is a much better solution than Akismet.

No more spam
By , for WP 3.8.1

Since installing this plugin the constant spam I received has completely stopped. Awesome!

Cookies for Comments is good. This is better.
By , for WP 3.8.1

CfC was doing a very good job for a long time, but more and more spam was sneaking through. And that is just such a buzzkill. Found Spam Destroyer discussed on Justin Tadlock's blog and that convinced us. Replaced CfC with SD this week and only ONE spam comment has made it to pending! Many hundreds more have been caught, and we have yet to see a single false positive. Thanks, Ryan! This plugin rocks.

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