So I’ve had a huge problem with comment spam since I launched this blog. I was getting 10+ per day and climbing. I finally took the time to setup Akismet, which is a neat little service that moderates your comments and helps filter out spam. It’s a distributed service, so it compares comments posted on your blog with millions of others posted on blogs that it’s connected to in order to gauge the likelihood that a particular comment may be spam. Setup was very simple, as it’s included as a plugin with WordPress. You’ll need to sign up for an account on WordPress.com. More details can be found on akismet.com.
I’ve been using it for about a week now, and I haven’t had a single spam comment get through. I highly recommend it.