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New Version of Spam Karma Released

WordPress PluginsFans of the awesome comment spam fighting WordPress Plugin, Spam Karma, should be shouting joy for Spam Karma 2.3 has been released.

Spam Karma fights comment spam on your WordPress blog, offering a lot customization to work overtime to stop and catch comment spam and trackback spam.

Many use it as a back up to , but I use it as a front line of defense on several of my blogs instead of Akismet. It works in combination with Akismet and matched with Bad Behavior, it’s a powerhouse to stop comment spam.

In addition to some bug fixes, new features and fixes include improved compatibility with other Plugins, improved blacklisting, and faster database access and response.

Go download the latest version of Spam Karma and rid your blog of comment spam.

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7 Comments

  1. Posted April 6, 2007 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Strangely, comment spam for the past few days has been a fraction of what it has been the last couple of months. It would be interesting to find out why.
    Still, I am going to take your advice and look at Spam Karma. It is a real pain going through some of it to make sure a good comment has not gotten labeled by Akismet. I am very thankful for Akismet.

  2. Posted April 6, 2007 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Comment spam ebbs and flows. Our receipt and control of what is filtered out also changes as Akismet and other comment spam fighting tools like Spam Karma and Bad Behavior improve and change.

    Last year, there were three months with hardly a single comment spam. I thought for sure that we’d managed to beat them down. Two months later, their ranks were multiplied by 15. Made up for the slight slowdown.

    We’ve got to criminalize comment spam at the source. That’s the only way to stop it.

  3. Posted April 6, 2007 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    This is what I personally use and have found it the best and easiest to use so far including Askimat that everyone goes ‘go-ga’ over.

    In over two months of using it, I have not had to deal with any spam getting through and that includes what is being held in ‘moderation’…

  4. Posted April 7, 2007 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    I just installed it. I was thinking about it for a while but didn’t know how it would work with Akismet, which just wasn’t cutting it lately. Spam has been getting really bad on my blogs. What’s cool is it seems to fix a serious problem that I was having regarding Ultimate Tag Warrior. Since the update to WP 2.1, UTW would delete all tags when I would approve a comment. Since I approve them all manually, I would have to pull up the original post, copy all the tags, delete the comment, edit the post and copy all the tags back into the post. It was getting to be too much maintenance. But the thought of turning manual comment approval off didn’t turn me on, because I would be letting all that nasty spam through, which would probably just attract more spam.

    Anyway, it works great and just saved me a lot of time… for now, that is. Thanks for the heads up to the new release. :)

  5. Posted May 17, 2007 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Hi there!
    I had a blog in WP.com but then I moved to my own server, it’s not that expensive ( I think I could by those beers later ;) ). Anyway. I see you have a “Spam Blocked” section. I would like to know how you did that as I want to put it on my site :)
    thanks!

  6. Posted May 17, 2007 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    The Spam Blogged bit of clutter on my blog is there only because Matt Mullenweg asked. It’s a widget for Automattic’s Akismet. I believe that Spam Karma has a link or javascript you can add to your blog. It’s a great way to promote that you are using Spam Karma but no one really cares except you. I’d recommend keeping your blog clutter to a minimum. ;-)

  7. Urban
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    akismet is doing a great job with spam karma, but i also like the anti-spam-bee. that one works pretty good aswell!


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