In the OEC, it was taught in the training about Akismet anti-spam plug-in. So, i have a website that has that plug-in activated.

But, i realized, there is already anti-spam built in (SITE-PLUS).

So, is it ok to deactive Akismet. I am just trying to lessen the number of my plug-ins.

Thanks.

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DerekMarshal Premium
Yes it is ok. WA has spam caught at a server level. No need for the plugin
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Robert-A Premium
WA does not recommend Akismet anymore.
Best delete it right away.
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judebanks Premium
For anyone hosting their site at WA, go ahead, deactivate and delete it.

Anyone hosting outside of WA might want to keep it. ~Jude
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MROSENTHAL Premium
If you already have one to replace it with then I would say go ahead and de-activate the second one or the one you have no use for.
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HannaC Premium
Thanks. I think I will just deactivate Akismet.
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judebanks Premium
I used to get a lot of spam before antispam protection was added by WA SiteHosting. With Akismet, it merely puts spam into trash but does not actually prevent it from appearing.

I haven't seen any spam on my site since WA built anti-spam protection as part of the hosting service. ~Jude
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HelenpDoyle Premium
We don't use Akismet anymore. A couple of years ago they went from free to buy!

PS I am now following you. Nice dog.
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HannaC Premium
Thanks you!

Yes, she's really cute. Her name is Molly:)
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