If you blog like me and you use WordPress as your CMS platform then you will most likely become a victim of spamming some where along the way. It goes hand in hand especially if you have trackbacks enabled it seems.
The problem is the more you blog the more spam comments you have to moderate , at first you see it as a good thing , you take the positive out of it and that is that your blog is getting some sort of attention albeit from a very vindictive source. Then after a few days it just escalates and gets very tiresome !!!!
Luckily WordPress has a very nifty plugin that come free with every WordPress installation called askimet. Its the digital gods answer to spam and did I mention its free ?
Many dont realize that its free as when you register you will see something like this.
Now if like me you will most likely just close the page when you see credit card details but at askimet they actually let you decide how much that are worth and if you move that cursor to zero as below then the credit card info disappears !!
Then simply fill in the details and your askimet key is free !!!!
So Just head over to askimet to signup for your free key.