Automatic Policing Akismet

Some site owners are getting notices from Akismet regarding using a free account on a commercial account, threatening suspension of the account for continued use.

Thanks for using Akismet to prevent spam on your site

You’re currently using Akismet for free, but the free plan is only allowed on non-commercial sites.

To continue using Akismet, please respond to this email and we’ll be happy to get you set up with a plan that best suits your spam fighting needs.

If you continue using the free plan, your account will be suspended.

If you have any questions or believe that you have received this email in error, please get in touch by writing us at or by replying to this email.

The Akismet Team

It is not likely that micro-businesses are going to pay for use of Akismet. The best option in that case is to deactivate the plugin and deal with SPAM comments yourself. Or turn off commenting.

Is Automatic so hard up they are now chasing micro businesses for $5 a month?