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Akismet Reviews

Akismet is a spam fighting service that protects millions of WordPress sites from comment and contact form spam.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Akismet and what they use it for.
  • Bots still getting through my contact page with Google Recaptcha
    Django-contact-form uses the akismet dependency, which in turn uses the Wordpress Akismet spam-detection service. See the AkismetContactForm class and its documentation to study its implementation. It is pretty straight forward and mainly requires an API key, which is free for personal use. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Develop a Spam Filtering Model in Python & Deploy it with Django
    Spam is a fact of life on the internet. If you enable comments or contact sections on your website, you will have to deal with spammers. To prevent your site from making a poor first impression, you’ll need to find a way to stop spam in its tracks. This is especially important if you are developing a website without a content management system like Wordpress as they come bundled with spam filtering plugins. You... - Source: / about 1 year ago
  • Cloudflare Developer Challenge: Adding Rust to SvelteKit
    Message form — lets website visitors send a message to admins. To avoid abuse by bots hCaptcha runs a challenge in browser. On the Cloudflare worker side, there is also a check with the Akismet spam detection service. The worker sends you or admins the details of the message using a Telegram bot. - Source: / about 1 year ago
  • Halowaypoint is trash
    Our automated spam filter, Akismet, has temporarily hidden your post 1 in Halo MCC Playlists have been broken for years for review. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Guide to Serverless Contact Form Using Netlify Forms
    Askimet already runs a spam filter with Netlify Forms, but for additional spam protection, you can modify them. A honeypot field is supported, which can be used to recognize bot submission of a form. It's as simple as sipping margaritas on the beach! Simply include a field in your form that isn't accessible to the users and thereafter identifying the field's name in a data-netlify-honeypot="bot-field" property to... - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • Build a Jamstack subscription form with Netlify forms and Fauna - Part 1
    Netlify uses Akismet to provide spam filters for all your form submissions. The integration with Akismet, the industry leader in spam detection, is enabled by default. However, we can add a honeypot field, a reCAPTCHA 2, or both for extra protection. Let us see an example of adding a honeypot field. - Source: / over 1 year ago
  • Deal With Spam Activity on WordPress
    Askimet is described as the ‘most trusted solution for spam protection’. It’s free for personal site usage and it monitors all comments that head through your comments (and contact) forms and will filter out any incoming spam automatically. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Akismet has temporarily hidden your post
    "Our automated spam filter, Akismet, has temporarily hidden your post in Running simultanues brave browsers for review. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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Spam Detection APIs
It also has a generic API. There are libraries for Dart, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Go, etc, as well as plugins for other CMSs. So if you use a different CMS or have your custom app, you can still use Akismet for spam detection.
6 Free Alternatives to Akismet Anti-Spam Prevention
Akismet is free only for personal use, individual blogs or for non-profit website, for the rest of the websites such as business and non-profits the monthly subscription plans start at $5/mo. While it is not much an investment, but you can always opt for free alternatives that are just as good. If you’re looking for an alternative to Akismet, this article is for you. I have rounded up a list of 6 free alternatives...

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