7 Best Anti-Spam WordPress Plugins to Effectively Combat Spam Attack

Best Anti Spam WordPress PluginsDo you get bag full of spams everyday? Your answer may be ‘ No ’. But, the truth is 99% of bloggers struggle with their spam issues most of the time.

Spam is an universal headache for bloggers. There is no denying in this.

Have you ever thought – Spams take how much time of your blogging career or your life?

Example: Suppose you spend 10 min everyday to segregate and delete spams on your WordPress blog. It comes to 36,500 min, or 608 hours, or 25 days of your life – in a 10 yrs of blogging career.

Are you ready to dedicate 25 precious days of your life to these bloody spams?!  Never!!

And, how will you and your users feel, when a spammer sits in your comment system between all your loyal fans and followers? Awkward and embarrassed? Huh…

That’s why I have collected 7 BEST Anti-Spam WordPress Plugins to tackle your spam issues effectively.

Best Anti-Spam WordPress Plugins

1. Antispam Bee: One of the best and highly configurable anti-spam plugin.

Few good features of Antispam Bee are – Spam counter on dashboard, Trackback and pingback check, Automatic cleanup of spam folder, Email notification about new spam comments and Remember comments which are already marked as spams.

2. Akismet: Most popular and highly trusted anti-spam WordPress plugin.

It checks your comments via Akismet Web-Server to decide whether it is spam or not. Main features of Akismet are Highlighting of misleading links, Comment status history, You can see the number of approved comments per each user also.

3. Bad Behavior: It’s a PHP based solution to block spammy activities and the robots which deliver it.

It has the ability to detect newer spams by analyzing the delivery methods and the software used by the spammers. It compliments other spam plugins to deny access automated spam-bots.

4. Defensio Anti-Spam: It’s an advanced anti-spam service which learns to adapt the spammy behavior of commenters.

Main features are Open ID support, Detailed statistics, charts and counter widgets. It’s an All-in-one anti-spam WordPress plugin in itself. You can’t use Akismet or other anti-spam plugins with it. So, before activating Defensio Anti-Spam plugin you have to deactivate Akismet.

5. Math Comment Spam Protection: It asks the commenter a simple mathematical question to decide whether he is a human being or spam-bot.

Example : Sum of 5 + 4 = ?

As spam-bots are automated and brainless in nature, they can’t give the answer to get inside your blog. One of the most popular and highly effective spam protection WordPress plugin.

6. SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam: One of the best anti-spam methods for WordPress forms, comments, User Registration, Login, Lost password etc.

Users have to type the codes shown on the image to get in. This prevents spams from automated bots.

7. Fast Secure Contact Form: A highly customizable contact form which blocks Emails from automated spammers.

It includes CAPTCHA and Akismet support to block spam comments. If you are looking for a spam free and tailor-made contact form for your WordPress blog, then Fast Secure Contact Form is definitely for you.

Do you use any other Anti-Spam WordPress Plugin which effectively fight SPAMS?

Comments

    • says

      Hi Ammar. Thanks for your suggestion.

      GASP is really a good anti-spam plugin. I am using it with my CommentLuv plugin.

      GASP ( Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin ) : This anti-spam plugin add a client side generated check-box to your comment system, instead of CAPTCHAS or Simple Maths to confirm that they are not spammers.

      It successfully stops 99% of automated spams. Your visitors are also happy to check the check-box (instead of CAPTCHA or Math) to prove they are real human beings.

      • says

        Hi Nandita – thanks for your reply, I am currently using Akismet version for small business – their personal blog option is free. But I will try Antispam and see how I like it compared to Akismet :)

        Thanks again for the fabulous list!

  1. says

    Thank you for the tools, we all hate spam and using one or more of these tools should help to at least cut down on it, if not eliminate it. The one you have listed at #5 Math comment spam protection, seems to be more and more common nowadays, is it a good choice or is it just one of the easiest to understand ?

    • says

      Hi Kevin,

      Akismet, GASP and AntiSpam Bee are the industry leader.

      Math Comment Spam works not only effectively but also loved by web-surfers, for its simple maths.

  2. says

    Hi,
    I am thankful to Nandita for this post. I have been struggling with spams despite using an anti-spam tool. Probably, the ones above are more helpful. Will try using at least two of them.

    Regards,
    Sanjib Saha

  3. says

    You did write about all the good plugins but you did not include the plugin that you are using, I think its really great you just have to click the check box and you are done. Can i know the name of the plugin or is it included your theme ?

  4. says

    Like many of the others, I use Akismet, as well as GASP. I haven’t had much SPAM in a while, but there was a time, when I got several a day from some one looking to advertise their own sites. The problem is that they had nothing to do with the blog. I feel they were amateurs.

  5. says

    I found your very professional website whilst searching for the best anti-spam WordPress plugins. I have decided to try WP Anti Spam and will let you all know how well it performs in due course.

    Thanks for the great information.

  6. says

    Though i have Akismet for many years, I used to receive spam comments very often. So i have installed SI Captcha, Now spamfree!!! No spams till now!

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