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  • Category: Spam
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2011-10-5
  • Downloads: 1188
  • Recommendations: 4


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Akismet for Elgg 1.8 for Elgg 1.8

Fight spam with Akismet

Last updated 1064 days ago

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)

Release Notes:

Updated for 1.8 from Marcus Povey's original work


  • SocialApparatus 1061 days ago

    One question.  On my test site, akismet is blocking bookmarks as well.  Is there anyway to configure it to allow links when using bookmarks?

  • Evan Winslow 1061 days ago

    This kind of configuration is not currently possible.  However, if akismet is blocking bookmarks as spammy, then I assume that's because they contain spam-like information.  Or are you saying it's blocking all bookmarks?

  • SocialApparatus 1061 days ago

    Yes, all bookmarks. 

  • Evan Winslow 1061 days ago

    I'm sorry, I'm not able to reproduce this.  Do you have more details?

  • patriot 1030 days ago

    Will this work on 1.7?

  • patriot 1030 days ago

    Nevermind,I just found out it won't

  • angrycdn 952 days ago

    My bookmarks are ok in 1.8.01
    I've got at least five spammers waiting to post (based on ip and display name), hoping they will go away frustrated. >:)


  • angrycdn 945 days ago

    @Evan thank you for this plugin. My spam problem has gone to almost zero. One was able to get through in bookmarks only.

  • Arsalan Shah ( Liang Lee ) 943 days ago

    Api key is Commercial where i can get key for free

  • wannabe 865 days ago

    Fantastic plugin, however .. would be even greater if there is no check for admins. my own blog posting was blocked, and i am the administrator :)

  • abelardo 536 days ago

    parece interesante mi sitio esta inactivo hace un año a raiz del spam snif

  • Roman 472 days ago

    What I see in configuration page is:

    Deprecated in 1.8: settings/akismet/edit was deprecated in favor of plugins/akismet/settings Called from [#8] /home/romancos/public_html/engine/lib/views.php:506

    followed by API key entry. elgg v 1.8.6



  • rjcalifornia 472 days ago

    Just change the name of the 'edit.php' file to 'settings.php'

    Rodolfo Hernandez

    Arvixe/Elgg Community Liaison

  • Roman 471 days ago

    thank you, that works.


  • Roman 468 days ago

    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.

  • Roman 466 days ago

    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.


  • rjcalifornia 466 days ago

    What do you mean by 'every message admin user is trying to send'? Are you talking about the wire, private message, blogs?

    The service is very reliable, and I am not having those issues expressed by you

  • Roman 462 days ago

    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.


  • Roman 458 days ago

    Is there any ways I can add


    report_as_spam links

    for admin users. Once again admi is getting busted for posting Morning guys, hope you all had a wonderful weekend kind of post. Not good.


  • S.Brady.Hussain 146 days ago

    stops me from posting posts to the wire and no users can make blogs or basically do anything when this plugin is activated any advice? i have had this plugin deactivated on 3 elgg sites due to it stopping myself and all users from doing anything on the site