Just for fun, I had a look through the 58 spam messages that were in Akismet‘s holding pen and was amused to find these attempts to get through spam filters (amid mostly offers for various prescription drugs):

“Very sensible post…”

“Hello! Good Site! Thanks you!”

“Amazing info, and a great blog to boot…”

I love that Akismet has caught 3,687 spam messages for me since I installed it. I love their friendly approach (for instance, the Akismet site says, “We can’t stand spam. Who can? You have better things to do with your life than deal with the underbelly of the internet.”). And I love that they provide Akismet free for personal use.