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Jetpack Anti-spam (Powered by Akismet)

Jetpack Anti-spam, powered by Akismet, helps automatically clear spam comments and contact form submissions on your site. Using Jetpack Anti-spam requires a Jetpack Security, Jetpack Complete, or Jetpack Anti-spam plan, or legacy plan that includes anti-spam.

Getting Started with Jetpack Anti-spam

Once you’ve purchased your Jetpack Anti-spam plan and connected your site to Jetpack, your site should be all set to start blocking comment and contact form spam. You can confirm that Jetpack Anti-spam is active on your site by going to Jetpack → Dashboard in the WP Admin and scrolling to the Security section of the page.

There will be a section titled Anti-spam. In that section, you should see a message that lets you know that Jetpack Anti-spam is monitoring comments on your site. From here, you can also click Moderate comments to go to Comments in the WP Admin.

If you don’t see the message about Jetpack Anti-spam monitoring comments, you’ll see a notice asking you to Upgrade or Activate Akismet. If you haven’t purchased a Jetpack Anti-spam plan, Upgrade will take you through the process of purchasing the plan.

Clicking Activate Akismet will take you to a page where you’ll see your API key, and various configuration settings.

Configuring Jetpack Anti-Spam

By going to Jetpack → Anti-spam in the WP Admin, you can configure a number of different settings.

  • API Key: This API key should be pre-filled when you purchased your Jetpack Anti-spam plan.
  • Comments: Checking this box will allow the number of approved comments to appear next to each comment author when viewing Comments in the WP Admin.
  • Strictness: This setting allows you to decide how you want to manage your spam. You can allow Jetpack Anti-spam to automatically discard spam or put in the spam folder, so you can review.
  • Privacy: This setting allows you to display a privacy notice under your comment forms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Jetpack Anti-spam work with form submissions?

If you use Jetpack’s contact form (either the Form block, or the classic editor version), then all of your contact form submissions are automatically checked for spam by Akismet. You can also manually mark comments as spam/not spam via the Feedback section of WP Admin.

For more information on using Jetpack Anti-spam with other form plugins, please see this support article from the Akismet documentation about how to use Akismet with your contact forms.

How do I confirm if Jetpack Anti-spam is working?

Please see this support article from the Akismet documentation about how to confirm Akismet is working.

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