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Akismet is a trusted and popular spam fighting service that protects millions of WordPress sites from comment and contact form spam. It is a product of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. Akismet uses innovative technology and a vast database to identify and filter out spam, helping users to maintain the integrity of their website and improve user experience.
Akismet was launched in 2005 by Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress, as a response to the rampant problem of spam comments on blogs. Today, Akismet is protecting over 5 million websites and has caught over 400 billion spam comments. It uses machine learning and a vast database of spam to identify and block harmful content before it reaches a website.
While Akismet is highly effective, users may face certain issues. Some common issues include:
If you are experiencing issues with Akismet, here are some steps you can take:
If you are unable to use Akismet or are looking for additional ways to fight spam, there are other methods you can apply:
Remember, while Akismet is a powerful tool, it's also important to regularly review your site's comments to ensure no legitimate comments are being marked as spam and no spam comments are getting through.