Once again, Matt Smith has come and rescued me from spammers. A couple of weeks ago, I was at my wit’s end. Some commentors recommended Akismet, but I thought it was WordPress-only. Then Matt emailed me to tell me there was a Movable Type port. Given Matt’s track record of helping me banish spam, I decided to try it.
It’s not perfect, but it’s very, very, very good. Spams that get through to the site have dropped 97%. I’ll get maybe one per day now.
I don’t even know how Akismet works. I think it’s a Web service of some kind, but — to be honest — I don’t much care. I just dropped the directory into my plugins, applied for and received a wordpress.com key, and spam went bye-bye.
They ask that if you make over $500 a month from your blog (we do), then you should pay $5 a month for the API key. Worth every penny.