Few days back, I’d mentioned about Defensio, a spam filter solution which was welcomed by Automattic and even though they are the competition. However, I’ll say that I’ve fallen for Defensio and the reason is simple, I get better result from Defensio.
Although, the details of the stopped spam is provided by Akismet but it’s not as detailed as Defensio, so I can’t say the difference between the two but certainly I’m getting less automated emails as far as undetected spam is concerned.
On this blog, I used to get 2-3 emails everyday, which wanted me to take some step against some comment and that was when I was using Akismet but when I used Defensio, I was fairly impressed as the number of email which I received got down to 1 in 2-3 days.
What I loved about Defensio is that it lets you sort the caught messages by Spaminess and thus it becomes pretty easy to find out a false positive!
Anyway, here is the current stats of the blog :
- Recent accuracy: 99.61%
- 5567 spam
- 25 legitimate comments
- 17 false negatives (undetected spam)
- 7 false positives (legitimate comments identified as spam)
Good work Defensio! What about you, are you using Defensio or are you using Akismet ? If you are using Defensio then what is your experience with it ?