Props to Akismet

Akismet has not let a single spam get through. It is worth switching to WordPress just to get this plugin. I’ve been getting quite a bit of sucky spam comments lately. I’m sure this has something to do with my page views going from about 40 per day to over 170 per day.

Spammers, you suck! Losers.

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  1. I am not familiar with Spam Karma. Do you have to maintain a blacklist with it? With Akismet it is all automated off site.

  2. Yeah, Akismet is pretty sweet. It protects WordPress in ways that MT-Blacklist only hoped to do for Movable Type. My only question about it is that the “prevented spam” seems to go up yet when I click on the Askimet queue, it never adds up. My only concern would be false positives, but I’ve heard no complaints so cherio.

  3. Askimet is great for those who don’t want to “tweak” their settings. SpamKarma always emails me when it blocks spam so I can—if I wish—clear it. Only very rare cases of false positives. Lots of granular controls available. Manual blacklisting can be easily added.

    I use Askimet on my old “test” site, and it’s been adequate there. I much prefer Spam Karma 2, though.

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