New Akismet 2.2.5 Available. ^Kill Those Spammers^

by Sushant Risodkar · 27 comments

A great news for WordPress users. Few minutes ago Akismet 2.2.5 was released. Now you can catch the spam comments in more better way.

In this release, Akismet Included a new Server Connectivity diagnostic check, which will help you to detect problems caused by firewalls.

Akismet explains more about it as:

The new Server Connectivity diagnostic feature detects problems caused by firewall or security software on some web hosts. If a web hosting company or server administrator blocks connections to, the Akismet plugin will be impaired or stop working altogether. The diagnostic feature will detect this and provide information that the web host can use to update their firewall to enable Akismet.

Hope you will update to it asap. to Fight against Spam Comments more properly.

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rky July 18, 2009 at 9:54 pm

You are right typhoon i am also using Akismet on my blog and getting some comments that are totally spam and it just look like a tactics to use in promoting their spam blog.

Jenn July 19, 2009 at 7:11 am

Akismet is really helpful for wordpress users. I think I should update mine later.

Ad Hustler July 21, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Akismet is awesome. Without it i’d have to weed through hundreds of spam comments every single day. It would drive me nutty.
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akira07 July 29, 2009 at 7:09 am

@Ad Hustler, Wow really? That’s mean you get so many comment per day?

However, moderation or askimet is better than bad image verification plug-in. There is a site which require us to type word such ew5Gh192dd or Ui4y^tT9, don’t you think it’s so bad?

akira07 July 22, 2009 at 11:57 am

Anyway, about my opinion that no plugin 100% can prevent spam, i just wanna add my opinion that the best way to prevent spam is by moderating the comment by ownself. Maybe it will take a time but it will prevent spam for sure because you’re the one who check it.

Anyway how about moderating and using also this askimet plugin? This two combination will surely 100% make your blog have no spam
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Custom Essay July 22, 2009 at 6:30 pm

The best way to detect spam is human way 🙂 There is no automatic way of doing it. So no software or php script works there.
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Custom term paper July 23, 2009 at 4:00 pm

@Custom Essay, agree with u frd. There is need to check comments in moderation still if we got Akismet. as there are many human manual spammers paid to comment on posts .. lol
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akira07 July 24, 2009 at 5:13 am

@Custom term paper, That’s what i said before your post, right :D. Moderation is just the best one. Hmm, i’m already think about how if the owner have no time to moderate comment? There is a solution, why not rent people to do it? It’s so simple
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Extreme John August 4, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Spam doesn’t really bother me much… well thanks to this plugin which I need to update, thank you for the reminder.
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Typhoon August 5, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Well It would be interesting for you to know that all your comments which you made on my blog were suspected as spam by Akismet. I got it approved from the Spam box.

I think you must contact Akismet team because possibly your IP might have been blacklisted earlier.

sampaguita August 7, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Im familiar with this, because this is so popular ^^. However, This askimet can only totally prevent spam coming from newbies. But it cant prevent spam coming from people who knows about spam itself. Say for example. Other people might say something bad towards you like “Sucks”, if its coming from a newbie, it will be prevented by the askimet, but if it comes from someone who knows about spam, it can pass the line by misspelling the word Sucks into Sux. its plainly common sense.
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Typhoon August 7, 2009 at 3:33 pm

It would be interesting for you to know that your 2 comments one made in Blogging Tips I learned at School and this comment were considered spam by Akismet. I brought it to approval from the Spam box.
Don’t know why such stupid things happens.

akira07 December 16, 2009 at 3:51 am

It’s surely because she include the “Su*ks” word on the comment :P. You do good job Typhoon, but still checking spam box.

akira07 December 16, 2009 at 3:52 am

Haha, spamming technique is have a lot of variety? 😀
Well, maybe the advanced hacker can post some PHP code when their make a comment which make spam is allowed. That’s why we should update with many things about spam-prevention, and now it’s time to learn akismet 2.2.6
.-= akira07´s last blog ..Quick report – My Smartbloggerz Commenting Idol 2 Participation =-.

akira07 December 16, 2009 at 3:47 am

I’m comes up with googling to search the latest akismet update and i find it’s 2.2.6 version. Is there anyone have update information for the akismet 2.2.6? I’m sure there will be not too many imporvement since spamming technique for commenting is not increased also.
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