Purchasing a Jetpack plan makes fighting spam easy with Akismet. As soon as you activate and connect Jetpack to WordPress.com, Akismet will be auto-configured to review and filter all comments, pingbacks, and contact form submissions.
Moderating your site’s comments
Akismet is always learning. If you come across a piece of spam that Akismet misses, marking it as spam will help Akismet learn and not miss similar spam in the future.
To flag a comment as spam in WordPress:
- Go to the Comments menu.
- Hover over an individual comment and click Spam.
- To flag multiple comments, check the boxes next them, select the Mark as Spam option from the bulk actions menu, and click Apply.
You can also view comments that have already been marked as spam by clicking on Spam in the menu. If you notice a comment there that isn’t actually spam, you can flag it as valid:
- Hover over an individual comment and click Not Spam.
- To un-spam multiple comments, check the boxes next to them, select the Not Spam option from the bulk actions menu, and click Apply.
Un-spammed comments will then be placed in Pending status to be manually approved.
Viewing your spam stats
To view statistical data about spam on your site, head to the Jetpack menu and click on Akismet. There you’ll see how much spam has been blocked, as well as the accuracy of the blocking.
By clicking on the Detailed Stats link, you can view daily, monthly, annual, and all time stats. You can further customize the chart by selecting any data type (spam, ham, missed spam, or false positives) and removing it from the current view.