Here are three testimonials we got in this morning:
I’ve been hit hard by comment spam over the last few months, getting at one point hundreds a day. My homegrown systems did a good job, despite the occasional false positive, but did require a lot of maintenance. I’ve switched to Akismet, and have not had one spam get through. I’ve not had one false positive. Finally, I can stop worrying about dealing with the spam!
Can I please hug you? I was buried in spam. Now I’m not. Akismet just works.
(For the record, we’re pro-hug.)
Thank you for my new found freedom from spam! Please know that you are loved!
Notes like this really brighten the day, so thank you folks for sending them in. 🙂
I have about ten active WordPress installs and they’re all protected with Akismet. Honestly I find it really hard to think what the blogging world did without it.
No,no, Thank You!:)
I am NOT going to hug you Matt.
Aw come on Chris, share the love. 😉
I’m going to chime in with some love for Akismet as well. One of the main reasons I left MT was because of all the spam I got hit with once MT-Blacklist reached it’s threshold. Once I moved the blog over to WordPress and installed Akismet it has been a DREAM. YAY!!!
We got hit by about 10,000 in a day or two over at Relicnews.com – I don’t recall it missing one.
Don’t forget this one:
I love Akismet! Spam is still spamming me, but Akismet is doing its fight well splattering spam. yay!
My pleasure. Thank you for creating such an excellent system!
Personally, I use Akismet as a plug-in for Spam Karma 2. It’s set to only do the Akismet check if it falls below a certain threshhold of “spamminess” (i.e. it skips the obvious spam and only checks the questionable ones). This keeps most of my spam filtering “in house” and avoids hammering the Akismet server more than necessary.
So far it’s worked like a charm. I rarely even get spams in the moderation queue, and can’t remember the last time one actually got though. Nice. 🙂
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