What is Akismet
This plugin analyses the web to learn the latest methods used by spammers to deliver spam via messages and comments. It then uses the information it has gathered to analyze messages and comments coming into your blog. Those identified as spam are blocked.
If you have no process on ground to block spam comments and messages, you may end up dealing with several spammy content each day, and the more your site grows in popularity, the bigger the problem.
This article will show you how to install Askimet so you never have to worry about spam.
Steps to Block Spam Comments and Messages Using Askimet:
On the next page, enter your email address, username and password. Click Sign up.
On the billing options page, you can choose the Enterprise, Pro or Personal package. Let’s choose Personal.
Enter your billing info if you would like to donate something. For now, we’ll skip the donation part. Drag the amount bar to zero and click Continue.
On the next page, you’ll be presented with your API key. It is also sent to your email. Copy the key.
You’re done. The Akismet plugin is now operational and working to block spam comments and messages from your site.