But I don’t want any spam…

I recently mentioned the level of spam hitting this site, which I thought had grown a wee bit. I just remembered that I can check the monthly figures, which are a little alarming:

Spam

Spam

That was a huge rise in January, which looks like continuing at a similar level.  And it does show that without Akismet, I’d have to disable comments altogether, as there would be no chance of identifying the small amount of “ham” amongst all the spam.