Akismet spam filter seems useless to me

Many days I see one or two messages marked by the Akismet plugin as being spam. Almost always they are not spam. (But they’re being held back until someone approves them.)

Here are the stats to date:

I’m not sure this is helping us overall. Perhaps we should remove/disable the plugin?

Good question, it’s a paid service, as far as I remember. Not sure if it’s only on talk or if it’s used somewhere else.

Hi Darius,

I’m the lead developer for Akismet. I’ve looked at your false positive reports and made some adjustments, so hopefully, Akismet will begin performing better for you soon.

If you have any other issues, you can contact us at support@akismet.com, or email me directly at finke@automattic.com.

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Thanks @cfinke, we’ll look for better specificity in the spam filtering!