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I have installed Akismet on my blog and the spam has dramatically reduced. I was getting 5+ spam comments a day now I have only had one this month. There are bots that just crawl around and post spam everywhere.
First off - it is near impossible to ensure 100% spam is never received on a public site that allows user submission, the best you can hope for is lowering it as much as you can.... Spam prevention is like a car alarm, it lowers the chances of becoming a victim. There is hundreds of guides on the net but here's 5 solutions:, I personally just remove the ...
I would recommend you to use a free captcha service like SweetCaptcha http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sweetcaptcha-revolutionary-free-captcha-service/ You can also use an external service to manage your comments like Disqus http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/disqus-comment-system/
I have good experiences with requiring people to first login before posting a comment. I would also recommend Akismet, but my company is for my own business and Akismet is only free for non-commercial use.
I would recommend you to install and enable Akismet: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/ Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog's "Comments" admin screen.
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