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What is Akismet?
Akismet Spam Protection is an Open Source Spam Protection WordPress Plugin.
Akismet is a WordPress Plugin that Protects Your WordPress Website from Spams. Akismet is developed by Automattic. Automattic is the company which is behind WordPress.com.
Here we come across the word Spam. Now the question rises
What Is Spam?
Linguistically, Spam means Irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the internet, these messages normally send to a large number of users, for various purposes like advertising, phishing, spreading malware, etc.
In other words, Spam is an unwanted message.
According to Wikipedia
“Spamming is the use of messaging systems to send multiple unsolicited messages to large numbers of recipients for the purpose of commercial advertising, for the purpose of non-commercial proselytizing, for any prohibited purpose, or simply sending the same message over and over to the same user. wiki”
According to Akismet,
“Akismet checks your Website comments and contact form submissions against their global database of spam to prevent the WordPress Website from Publishing Malicious content.”
Akismet automatically installs to Our WordPress Website.
It has more than 5 million installations with 5 stars rating of 811 and 40 people give it a 1-star rating.
Spams blocked by Akismet till date of writing this article.
Features of Akismet
Some of the features of Akismet are
- Automatically checks all comments
- Filter out the spam comments
- URLs are shown in the comment body to reveal hidden or misleading links and more
How Akismet Work
- Visitors submit comments
- Your Blog runs each comment through Akismet
- Akismet tells your blog whether its ham or spam