I mentioned the other day that I had turned on Akismet spam filtering. I’m still extremely pleased with it. Aside from a couple of sneaky trackback spammers, not much gets by Akismet. To date, it’s stopped well over 150 spams.
I’m actually a little surprised with how low that number is. When I first turned off comments here, I was getting nearly 50 spams a day. Looks like it’s down a bit. Having comments off seems to have excluded me from a few lists. Not complaining.
As a side note, if you leave a comment here and it doesn’t show up after 12 hours, please let me know through the contact form. Chances are it got swallowed up by Akismet. As long as I haven’t already deleted the akismet queue, I can rescue it.