Mollom beats Akismet at blocking spam

I’ve been using the WordPress Mollom plugin for about 6 months now, and I have say that I’m very impressed. In that time, I can count on one hand the number of spams that have slipped through the net. When I was using Akismet, spam comments were getting through daily.

Here are the stats that Mollom produced for my blog:


Which anti-spam plug-ins do you use on your blog? and how successful are they? Let us know by posting a comment!

8 thoughts on “Mollom beats Akismet at blocking spam”

  1. In november Akismet passed 134 spams through unmarked on my blog (363 other spams were marked). That’s really poor performance.

    I’ve switched to Mollom now, and no longer have to even check my spam queue any more, as the captcha prevents spammers from even getting their comments added to the database.

  2. I use Akismet on a couple of my websites and to be honest I’m getting so many spams true it’s unreal. I’ve never come across Mollom before Paul I’ll be testing this over the next few week.


  3. Looking at my stats now that I’ve been on Mollom for 26 days, 1283 spams caught! Unbelievable how much spam comes my way.

    Luckily it is all getting caught by Mollom, so I don’t have to moderate the spam any more (not that I did before tho).

    Mollom’s stats aren’t as useful as Akismet’s, Akismet gave accurate daily counts I could see in numbers, but the Mollom only gives a Flash graph.

  4. I think I need to check out this Mollom because I’m inundated with spam. What do these spammers get out of it. Nobody is ever going to click on their links are they?


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