I’ve fallen for Defensio – WordPress Comment-spam fighter!

Defensio-spam-fighter 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 ?

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26 Responses to I’ve fallen for Defensio – WordPress Comment-spam fighter!

  1. So you think this is better than using Askimet for WordPress blogs?? If so, I might give it a try. Thanks

  2. Shashank says:

    presently i am using Akismet and it’s been doing a perfect job in eating out spams..you said about automated emails not comments?

  3. ReviewSaurus says:

    @ Aseem : Yes, i think its better than akismet as far my experience goes.

    @ Shashank : Akismet is good and I don’t deny its cool too but I still think that Defensio is slightly better than Akismet. Do try it out.

  4. Syahid Ali says:

    Looks interesting. Can this be run simultaneously with Akismet. 2 spam protection working at the same should be good, do you think so?

  5. Schonhose says:

    Syahid Ali: Defensio cannot work with Akismet. It is either Defensio or Akismet in this case. Akismet will have a serious influence on the results for Defensio. Defensio learns from your comments and especially in the initial learning phase it needs all comments, not only leftovers by Akismet.

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  7. Padma Lakshmi says:

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  8. Padma Lakshmi says:

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  9. türk rap says:

    Yes, i think its better than akismet as far my experience goes

  10. cinsellik says:

    "Can this be run simultaneously with Akismet"
    thanks

  11. Alice Hall says:

    well i m also having the same query will akismet work simultaneusly with WordPress Comment-spam fighter!

  12. Sophie Elise says:

    I'm used to akismet on my website. Is this less complicated than Akismet?

  13. cold sores says:

    There is no spam comments in my site.But I received a lot of spam letters in my email.Maybe I leave my email in mysite.sometimes if I want to enter a website.and i leave my email too.

  14. Looks interesting! Thanks for sharing an info!

  15. Yes, i think its better than akismet as far my experience goes

  16. MMO Server says:

    askismet is the best WP plugin

  17. Recruitment says:

    For security issues, Askismet is a necessary plugin for WP.

  18. rap says:

    I’m going to try this. :) Thanks.

  19. rap says:

    very Good
    Tanck

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  21. Paymag says:

    Thank you reviewsaurus…

  22. really good information thank you

  23. ??? says:

    Thank you reviewsaurus…

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