Good spam filtering in WP

I’m very impressed with WordPress’ built-in spam protection (well, strictly not built-in – but provided by the Akismet plugin that came bundled with). Since making the switch a couple of weeks ago, it’s caught 354 spam automatically, straight to the spam queue. Today, for the first time, two pieces of spam snuck through to the comment moderation queue. Even better, as soon as I hit “re-check queue for spam”, they were gone – yay, collaborative filtering.

This is such an improvement on my old situation, where I didn’t even have a separate spam queue, and occasionally spam was even published. It was pretty primitive, really. I expect that upgrading my MT version would have helped, but meh. Anyway, as Jo would say: will everyone please stop blogging about blogging, and blog. :-)