Akismet has saved me from 2.7 million spam comments

As of today, Akismet has stopped more than 2.7 million spam messages from being posted on my journal. Installation and use with Wordpress is trivial, and the plugin works flawlessly.

Daily spam messages caught on echeng.com since July 28, 2009

Since December of 2007 on echeng.com: 2,727,362 spams caught, 5,329 legitimate comments, and an overall accuracy rate of 99.997%.