Justin Crawford of HOP Studios has created a new anti-comment spam module combo for ExpressionEngine that makes use of the Defensio service and we’re giving it a go here at SEB. It’s similar to Akismet in most respects, but gives a little more control over how comments are handled. So for the moment I’ve disabled Akismet and enabled Defensio and we’ll see how it goes. We get a fair amount of comment spam here so it shouldn’t be too long before we know if it works better or worse than Akismet.
As always, let me know if anything looks wonky or doesn’t work.