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Akismet Fights Blog Comment Spam

I noticed our blog just crossed the 100,000 mark on bogus comments tossed into the trash by Akismet. Thanks, Automattic.

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Akismet reports they're closing in on 8 billion (that's with a "b") spam comments thwarted webwide.

They indicate 87% of attempted blog comments are spam. That's lower than the email spam rate, I think, which is in the high 90s.

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Akismet is best-known as a Wordpress plugin. It is also available for Movable Type, Drupal, Blojsom, Lifetype, and other platforms.

Highly recommended.

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