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What is it?
This is a SMF modification implementing the Akismet spam protection service. The MOD requires SMF 1.1 Final (but it may still work on SMF 1.1 RC3, that was not tested). NOTE: If you were testing out the Beta version of this mod, you'll need to uninstall it before installing version 1.0!
How do I use it?
Firstly, you'll need to sign up for a free API key at http://wordpress.com/api-keys/. Then, install this mod via the SMF Package Manager. Once it's installed, there will be a new 'Akismet Configuration' option in the admin panel, under the 'Forum' section. Enter your API key in, and you're all set!
How do I know it's working?
You test it, of course! Simply write a new topic with the subject of 'akismet-test-123', and it will be classified as spam by the mod. This tests that the mod is installed correctly. An additional test is writing a guest post with a name of 'viagra-test-123'. Any message with this name will be marked as spam by the Akismet service. If this message is also detected as spam, then everything is working perfectly.
When a message is detected as spam, the poster of the message is shown a warning about it:
All the spam posts will be shown in a control panel accessible by the administrator. From here, they can delete all the spam posts, and recover posts which aren't spam:
Downloads for the SMF Akismet mod may be found on the SMF Mods Site, at http://mods.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=544.