Akismet is an advanced spam protection service that uses AI to analyse form submissions. It learns from spam patterns around the web in real-time, and is extremely effective at blocking spam without hindering the user experience with CAPTCHAs.
Akismet is free for personal sites or blogs, and requires a paid subscription for use on commercial websites. Learn more about Akismet’s subscription model.
Install Akismet via the modmore package provider.
Sign up for an Akismet account, then copy and paste the provided API Key into the new
akismet.api_key system setting.
Because personal information is sent to a third party, using the Akismet package touches on GDPR and similar regulation.
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Automatic cleanup (v1.1+)
Spam checks are automatically removed after 30 days. This time period can be adjusted with the
akismet.cleanup_days_old system setting; giving it a value of 0 disables the cleanup.
The cleanup does not require a cron job, but runs automatically when form submissions are checked for spam.