About Akismet

Set it and forget it: Akismet gets smarter while you sleep

Spam zeitgeist

Spam vs. Ham

Ham is our word for comments that aren't spam

Spam (all time): 153,532,175,186
Ham (all time): 13,436,472,426
Spam today: 29,304,350
Ham today: 1,628,868
Select a Plan Choose the plan that's right for you.

We can’t stand spam

Who can? You have better things to do with your life than deal with the underbelly of the internet. Automattic Kismet (Akismet for short) is a collaborative effort to make comment and trackback spam a non-issue and restore innocence to blogging, so you never have to worry about spam again.

Who's behind Akismet?

Akismet is brought to you by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com. For over 5 years, Automattic has been committed to fighting spam by continually improving the Akismet algorithm.

Free for personal use

That's right. Our goal is to eliminate web spam from as many sites as possible. So don't hesitate to grab a free API key for your personal blog.

Commercial Use

While we've made Akismet free for as many people as possible, we still need to keep the lights on and the servers humming. If you are using Akismet on a commercial site we have commercial API keys available just for you.