Hmmm, someone just told me that my captcha system hasn’t been working… I wondered why it was so quiet around here! (Although I did enjoy the lack of spam comments!)
I’ve disabled the captcha system while I’m researching alternatives. I hate to use those things, but I get so much spam I have no choice. Can anyone recommend a decent simple WordPress plug-in? Something that isn’t too intrusive would be good! Thanks!
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I use WP-SpamFree on my site and it works like a charm: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-spamfree/
You might want to try the reCAPTCHA plugin. Not only will it help avoid comment and email spam, you will also be helping to digitize books.
I’ve used Spam Karma 2 on a few sites and no spam has gotten through. Ever. Even on a site that was receiving thousands of spam comments a day. No captcha!
Although the reCAPTCHA plugin above sounds interesting for digitizing books!
Cool, just installed wp-spamfree – would rather avoid a captcha system for now, and although I admire the efforts of recaptcha, I find their text pretty much illegible… 🙂
Let me know if there are still problems commenting and thanks for your help guys!
Akismet (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/) is the best antispam plugin for wordpress (it does require API key). It catches 99% percent (generally I’ve seen 5-6 spam msgs since i started blogging)