[spam-stopper] List of required fields?

Matt Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Wed Oct 26 20:11:09 UTC 2005

Dirk Haun wrote:
> is there a list of required fields that have to be included when sending
> a request to the Akismet web service?

The more you send, the more effective it is.

> I can understand that you probably don't want to specify exactly what
> Akismet is looking for in a spam post, but the current implementation
> (copied and pasted from the WordPress plugin) does send a lot of
> obviously unnecessary information, as well as some that raises privacy
> and even security concerns.

We do discard some things from $_SERVER, like SERVER_PORT and PATH, but 
the vast majority of it is highly useful. You can remove almost 
everything except the basic comment information and it should work, but 
it won't be nearly as effective.

Matt Mullenweg
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