Spam isn't the bane of just email inboxes; it pollutes website comments and discussion forums, too. Akismet helps automatically keep the spammers and bots at bay, leaving the good stuff that real people contribute.
"This is a must-have for blogs that allow users to comment on posts," said Leslie Handmaker, senior marketing manager at Next Day Flyers. "It weeds out all the spam, and there is a ton of it." She's not exaggerating; Akismet recently blocked more than 97 million spam comments across all user sites -- in a single day. It has blocked more than 77 billion messages since the service launched.