This blog gets hundreds of spam comments every day and Akismet is the wonder comment spam blocking tool that works in the background and keeps us spam free. Checking the statistics revealed that Akismet has blocked over 400,000 spam comments here since we installed it here over a year ago.
If you check the Akismet wordpress Ham and Spam statistics, you would be surprised how much spam exists. I just checked the Live Spam Zeitgeist which reveals Akismet has caught 1,516,177,864 spams caught so far, 3,870,997 so far today and 95% of all comments are spam!
Though some say Spam Karma 2 + Akismet + Bad Behaviour 2 can completely despam WordPress, Akismet does a good job alone on this blog. Check out more WordPress plugins I use. Which spam blocker do you use on your blog?