Evan Winslow's plugins:
Harness Akismet to automatically detect and disable new objects that have spam in the ->description field.
API keys are available from the akismet website (akismet.com)
Updated for 1.8 from Marcus Povey's original work
I was arong before. Akismet doesnt block user registration, but it prevented message being sent by welcome_message plugin, therefore been complaining about it. Perhaps there should be a list of plugins that akismet shouldn't parse, like those repeated similar messages sent to newly registered users.
This plugin blocks almost every message admin user is trying to send, perhaps because admins send many similar standard messages. I think kismet should put what it thinks as spam into moderation, so that admins can review and either report messages as spam or ham. Now looks like kismet is learning from actual falsepositives. How reliable that would make this service in a week of use on a busy website? I know it makes admins hands tied to administer the site.
Iḿ disabling this once again.
I asked akismet delete all data feeded & analyzed with my API keys and they asked me whether elgg plugin has report ham/spam button? Great idea would be if whatever plugin maarks as spam to be placed in reported content list, so that admins could review posts and either m,ark these ham and approve publishing or delete/report spam.