SPAM is bad enough, but comment SPAM somehow seems even worse. You work hard to create and maintain quality content for the readers of your blog, then some spammer comes along and tries to disrupt your comment threads by deluging your blog with ads for pharmaceuticals that promise to enhance body parts you may not even have.
Fortunately, Akismet does a great job of eliminating the vast majority of WordPress comment SPAM. Akismet comes pre-installed with WordPress. This video walks you through the process of setting up Akismet to protect your blog from unwanted comments. You’ll learn how to install Akismet, I’ll show you how to get an Akismet API key, and finally I show you how to activate Akismet and monitor its progress once it’s running on your site.