I set up WordPress a couple of years ago, moving my blog over from blogger.com. After a while, I started getting tremendous amounts of blog spam. For the longest time, I’d come home after work and delete 100’s of blog spam.
Finally, I decided to find a solution. Akismet.
Akismet is a WordPress plugin that pretty much eliminates the blog spam problem. You need to goto WordPress.com and sign up and get a Developer API Key, but that is about it.
Install the plugin and away you go.
I always love logging into my dashboard and seeing the stats:
Akismet has protected your site from 58034 spam comments